@neauoire Same - I just stumbled upon it and thought it is going to be another gimmick, but those people do some really great work. I was surprised by how much thought they put in the design with leaving ventilation channels or 3d printing that staircase.
I'm especially curious about the "green concrete" they talk about. If they can make it without all the energy needed to make cement and make it work with various local soils that would be a real game changer!
@neauoire If I recall correctly, the staircase was designed by some university. I wouldn't be surprised if they also had artists/designers in residence to push the tech even further.
So maybe it's time to take Pino to Italy‽ ;)
@FredBednarski There is a loooot of residential construction going on where I live and I see trash everywhere, plus all the machinery they need pumping out fumes. So, this tech is really important IMHO.
incredible project! i heard of 3d printing with earth a few years ago but had no idea it had gotten to this level. super inspiring and hope-invoking.
the same approach can be used to print mycomaterials: mycelium is mixed with the bulk substrate and then extruded into the desired shape. blast studio in london is one place i know of where such experimentation is taking place.
@glyph @FredBednarski The school where I sometimes teach has a special programme on 3D printed architecture. There is always a robot printing large clay structures in the main hall, very fascinating.
@FredBednarski @glyph This paper might interest you: "Digital manufacturing for earth construction: A critical review" > https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0959652622002712?dgcid=author
@glyph That's so cool! Printing with fungi reminds me of an idea I read somewhere (sci-fi novel?) where for space travel we would send specially modified mycelium first to grow into pre-designed structures and then humans could land and have habitats ready.
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