Dezeen covers the Radiolaria Pavillion

Andrea Morgante, founder of Shiro Studio, has collaborated with D-Shape to produce the Radiolaria pavilion, a complex, free-form structure produced using the world’s largest 3D printer. Measuring 3 x 3 x 3 metres, the structure is a scale model of a final 10-metre tall pavilion to be built in Pontedera, Italy, in 2010.

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D-Shape, the world’s first large-scale stereolithic printer, was developed by Italian engineer Enrico Dini in 2008 to offer architects the design freedom that rapid prototyping allows.

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The structure is made of an artificial sandstone material and does not feature any internal reinforcement.

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Held together by an inorganic binder, the resultant material has excellent strength properties – with some performance characteristics superior to portland cement – and will not damage the environment.

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