LOCATION XIANTIANDI, SHANGHAI
CLIENT SHUION LAND
Hypecask (3D Printers)
Voltivo (PLA Material)
MODX, XinFab, Maialen Calleja, Joann Siim, Madeeha Maham, Joris van Tubergen
New Age of Dimension (Chinese)
The shop is made of two hundred different modules which are all 3D printed with varying opacity, creating a beautiful lace-like forest of cocoons lit from inside. You will be able to wear some of our 3D printed dresses, shoes and accessories, take a picture within the structure and post it on social media with the hashtag #3DPrintXTD.
The geometry of the shop, modules and texture is based on the sine curve and is generated using computer programming. For each module a different file is sent to the 3D printer giving information on how much material should be printed. By varying this value throughout the print it changes its translucency, lightens it and creates a unique texture that diffuses light.
Three 3D printers will be printing the modules in Shanghai for a month using bio-plastic and will continue to print during the event as part of an exhibition to explain the process to the visitors. The Architect and his team will also give 3D printing workshops to children, novice and designers which will include 3D printing fashion accessory, using 3D Printing Pens and customizing 3D files.
One hundred names will be selected during a charity contest in August and will be written on the components of the pavilion. At the end of the event, the winners will collect their prints during a VIP party!
“We had been pretty intrigued by the novel way of using the 3D printer to create objects which have not a lot in common with the traditional objects created with FDM. Those lantern like structures which materialised in front of our eyes had a much more textile and elegant feeling to them, looking like being weaved instead of printed layer by layer” Dr. Stephan Weiß, co-founder, Hypecask 3D Printers