Contribution to the book AM Perspectives

I’m very pleased to have contributed to the book AM Perspectives: Research in additive manufacturing for architecture and construction..
 with my article “Lines of code and coded clay; a plea for the inaccuracy” Now accessible via the SOAP website or via Amazon

The article examines the question of how we design for the additive manufacturing of clay, to be used for architectural applications. How does thinking from the digital production process (design to fabrication) change the way of designing
and the perception of form? How do we bring together the necessary, inherently, multidisciplinary knowledge to work in the field of additive manufacturing of clay?

Editors: Philipp L. Rosendahl, Bruno Figueiredo, Michela Turrin, Ulrich Knaack, Paulo J. S. Cruz

Publishers: lab2pt, ISM+D TU Darmstadt , Stichting OpenAccess Platforms, Rotterdam.

ISBN/EAN 978-90-833861-8-8

Contribution to the book AM Perspectives

I’m very pleased to have contributed to the book AM Perspectives: Research in additive manufacturing for architecture and construction..
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New Design Studio at the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design !

Starting the design Studio “Embracing Imperfection” with two hands-on workshops.
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COC Coin design

The design I created for the coin to commemorate the 50 years of recognition of COC in the Netherlands Read more »

3D printing with local river clay – Part 2

Continuation of the research into 3D printed local river clay in combination with natural local additives.  Read more »

3D printing with local river clay – Part 1

Hands-on experiments; first small steps toward a large-scale application for 3D printed local river clay in combination with natural local additives.  Read more »

DigitalFUTURES Talk: Clay Printing in Architecture

I Participated in the DigitalFUTURES Talk: Clay Printing in Architecture, talking about my clay printing research.
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Circular Reception Desk for the Johan Cruijff ArenA

The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) installed a hospitality desk of residual wood in the new Sky Club and House of Legends of the Johan Cruijff ArenA. Read more »

Wood work with Robots

Experimentation at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) with up-cycling wood waste. Read more »

3D printing with Robots

3D printing experimentation at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS). Read more »

Hospice building in Chipata – update


Beginning of this year the building of the hospice in Chipata, Zambia started. Read more »

Moving Bricks Around and Around

First experiments with the new ABB robot at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) Read more »

Seasonal Greetings

Seasonal Greetings from the AUAS Robotlab Read more »

Exploring 3D printing clay

Parametric experimenting with 3d printing clay.  Read more »

Official opening of Sundaymorning@EKWC

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3D printed column at the grand opening of the Sundaymorning@EKWC / European Ceramic Workcentre in Oisterwijk. Read more »

Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop in Buffalo – New York

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A workshop program dedicated to the experimentation of large-scale applications for ceramic components Read more »

Cove Park Residency

3D printing clay at Cove Park Residency in Scotland. Read more »

Print&Burn 3D printing with clay & more

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Print& Burn; a continuation of my recent research into 3D printing with clay at the European Ceramic Work Centre. Read more »

3dprintingarchitecture.net

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In order to stimulate the discussion about large-scale 3D printing, I started 3dprintingarchitecture.net, which is a combination of a blog, Linkedin-discussion group and a Facebook page: Read more »

Rethink the way we design

Interview with Salomé Galjaard for 3dprintingarchitecture.net

“That looks really scary, that thing! I can’t make anything of it, what it is.” said the waitress when she saw the 3D printed metal node on the table in front of us. Read more »

Dreaming of 3D printing ‘zero-mile’ homes, using local natural materials.


Interview with WASP for 3dprintingarchitecture.net

WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project) was founded in 2012 by Massimo Moretti. The project focusses on the development of 3D printing by researching materials and 3D print systems, based on the desire to leave behind a better world and on the trust that technology will make this happen. Read more »

Mapping 20 years of 3D printing in Architecture

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Last years we have seen a boom of projects, researches and other initiatives in the field of 3d printing related to architecture. In order to have an overview of what is going on and where I decided to collect all projects I came across in a database and plot them on a time line relating them to a location on the world map. Read more »

3D printed shelter

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Proposal for a shelder build with 3D printed ceramic blocks. Read more »

Digital tools for Cape Town

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Working with DASUDA on the Wingfield location as a case study for a demonstration of an integrated approach with new digital tools on water and traffic. Read more »

3D printing clay @EKWC

Working at Sundaymorning@ekwc; exploring the possibilities of 3D printing ceramics for architectural use. Read more »

CNC@EKWC

Working at Sundaymorning@ekwc; exploring the possibilities of digital manufacturing ceramics in architecture. Read more »

Renovated familiy home

Renovation and extension of a former farm into a contemporary family home. Read more »

New animation for the Hospice

Chuck Bekker made a nice 3d animation for the Hospice Project in Zambia. Read more »

Wonderlab “24 Hour City – All Inclusive”

Elstudio participates in the Wonderlab exhibition in Vienna From August 7th till August 25th  the Alte Halle at Architekturzentrum Wien. Read more »

National Archives South Sudan

Shortlisted design for the National Archives in South Sudan chosen for the last round by the Council of Ministers. Read more »

Commemorative Coin Treaty of Utrecht

To commemorate the  300 year Treaty of Utrecht, the Royal Dutch Mint issued a special 5€ coin. Elstudio made the design. Read more »

First Strike of the Commemorative Coin.

First strike of the Commemorative Coin Treaty of Utrecht, the last coin with Queen Beatrix depicted, on the 11th of April 2013 in Utrecht was widely covered in the media. Read more »

Studio for Unsolicited Architecture

For the Studio for Unsolicited Architecture team New UTility researched to which extent a New Energy Landscape (harvesting renewable energy in an urban setting) could be a solution to revive Business Parks with a large amount of vacancy. For a test case they took the famous Amsterdam Amstel III area. Read more »

Sustainable African Metropolis (SAM)

‘The Sustainable African Metropolis’ (SAM) is a research project about sustainable development of the future African Metropolis. Read more »

Debate evening: “De Waardering”

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ELstudio co-organized the first evening in a series of debates about future perspectives for creatives. Read more »

Mobex revisited

Visit to the MOBEX in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht to see the exhibition ‘A Falling Horizon’ from Heidi de Gier.

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Sustainable hospice building in Chipata Zambia.

Design for a hospice for the palliation of terminally ill patient’s in Chipata, Zambia. Read more »

Detached house in Almere

7 houses on 7 adjacent plots designed by 7 architect. Elstudio has designed one of the seven detached houses in the Homeruskwartier in Almere. Read more »

Urban care homes with rural quality

City Farm is a concept for housing combined with care; living in groups in an urban environment with rural quality. Care is customized and shared with the group. Read more »

How to defines the shape of a farm?

2nd prize in the competition “‘Een boerderijenfamilie voor de Overdiepse Polder: eenheid in verscheidenheid” for the project “Wat maakt een boerderij?”
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Sustainable houseboat add-on

Honorable Mention in the competition “Duurzaam Drijvend Wonen” for E-Vlot; a concept for autarkic units which aim to increase self-sustainability of houseboats. Read more »

New square for Amsterdam West

The Open Monument takes over the August Allebéplein creating a platform in the form of a monumental plinth, the plinth is the square and the square is the plinth. Read more »

Floating sustainable urbanism

FINALIST in the 2nd Advanced Architecture Contest
WINNER in the World Architecture Community Awards 2009
Self.Urb focus on the possibility of building extensively over water, tackling the current issue of the raising sea level, in an environmental manner. It creates a ‘floating city’. Read more »

Green masterplan for Cairo

“Ramses Park” is a masterplan for a sustainable redevelopment of the Ramses square area in Cairo. A sustainable city needs green. Located at the base of the Nile delta, Cairo has good soil for building parks. Read more »

Digitally prefabricated pavilion

The paVilion is a proposal for the Art Fund Pavilion Competition. The paVilion is constructed with the FACIT Building System, ‘a new digital method for fabrication using computer controlled machines’. Read more »

Self sufficient sustainable kiosks

Honorable mention
Date: 2008/6/9
Subject: Design idea competition kiosks Pastoor Joorenplein
To: BNA Kring West Brabant
Cc: “JCDecaux” Read more »

Parametric facade design

ELstudio designs the parametric computer generated  facade for a building complex in Herning, one of the fastest growing cities in Denmark. Read more »

Unguided Urban Tours Berlin

Unguided tours / Transit Lounge, Part II / Berlin
Project by Isabel Cordeiro / Hugo Moline Read more »

Sustainable research station on the Seychelles

The Aldabra Research Station is a scientific unit devoted to the study of the uniqueness of the ecological and biological conditions of Aldabra.
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Villa Almera!

One of the first things people do after buying a house in the suburbs is to fence their plot so they can truly enjoy a taste of the ‘countryside lifestyle’. Read more »

Mobile exhibition pavilion Mobex

The Mobex is a mobile exhibition pavilion touring different locations in the Volgerlanden, a new housing development under-construction in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht ( Vinex location). Read more »