An architect from Italy Mario Cucinella from Mario Cucinella Architects has for a long time been a guardian of additive manufacturing technology. However, most architecture learners and companies usually save the area of their counters for a 3D printing machine to make high-fidelity range prints as communicative devices. But that’s different when it comes to Cucinella since he has set his visions much higher as compared to the rest.
Past September, printing started on the initial prototype of a 2-room home for the architect in Massa Lombarda. This is a quiet neighborhood east of Bologna in Italy. It is called TECLA in an indication to an imaginative area in Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities. The house was directed by Italian firm WASP to be the right opening to become fully printed from an area-sourced clay. The clay is both recyclable and biodegradable.
That stuff is extruded via a tube and placed in position by use of a Crane WASP. This is a modular additive manufacturing system that may print items as big as 21ft in diameter and as high as 9ft.
The layered texture, earth color, and lack of right angles for TECLA lends the house a similarity to prehistoric residences and non-human environments. And similar to those models, TECLA is as well a result of its instant setting and utilizes virtually zero garbage.
“Together with WASP, we aim at developing an innovative 3D-printed prototype for a habitat that responds to the increasingly urgent climate revolution and the needs of changes dictated by community needs. We need a paradigm shift in the field of architecture that gets closer to the needs of people, thus finding an answer for the “Earth” within the “earth”. A collaboration that becomes the union between empathic architecture and the application of new technologies,” Cucinella stated in a press release.
TECLA was started via a collection of study programs in the School of Sustainability. This is a program in Bologna that was started by Cucinella to help guide the design managers of the post-carbon period. This is according to a statement on its website.
The time-effective and materially inventive plan was set to handle the rising of the international population. It was also set to handle environmental effects linked to the construction sector.
The initial prototype received planning confirmation last year in May. The building is set to be finished in the subsequent few months.