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RICHARD BECKETT

Stela

3D Printed Architectural Column by Richard Beckett and Sam Welham

Richard Beckett architect, Bartlett School of Architecture, 3D printing, Bio-design, Arch-T

Part structural, part decorative, Stela is the next exploration in to architectural scale fabrication, presenting a strategy for architectural thinking within 3D printing by D-Shape UK.  The geometry aims to utilise a novel but distinctly architectural language, with references to historic and neo-digital formal conditions. Despite having a defined aesthetic logic the column has a larger ambition – to reach architectural scales and disrupt the notion of 3D printing a prototype or to model scales.

 

The detail, formal proportions and surface complexity transitions vertically through three key logics, expressing a relationship to the four outlined conditions for fully-architectural ALM. The column is an eye-catching and largely sculptural element, with the role of design explored at 1:1 material and mechanical detail.

Stela, 3D Printed Architectural Column by Richard Beckett and Sam Welham
Stela, 3D Printed Architectural Column by Richard Beckett and Sam Welham
Stela, 3D Printed Architectural Column by Richard Beckett and Sam Welham
Stela, 3D Printed Architectural Column by Richard Beckett and Sam Welham
Stela, 3D Printed Architectural Column by Richard Beckett and Sam Welham