Deciduous is composed of a hybrid of 3 different sustainable materials: CNC milled Birch plywood ﬂooring, Robotically 3D-Printed Concrete Base, and a series of branching 3D-Printed PETG stems, a plastic polymer up-cycled from 30,000 discarded water bottles.
In light of Dubai’s focus on 3D printing as a sustainable technology, the hybridization of state-of-the-art Robotic 3D printing in Plastic and Concrete is a first attempt to explore the possibilities that the two technologies can offer, contributing to the emirate’s vision of ecological construction growth towards 2025.
Deciduous is designed to come together in interconnected parts, and is completely prefabricated off-site. The parts can be mechanically joined on a clean site with no need for heavy machinery. Computational modeling was used to conceive and quantify the design to a level of detailing optimal within the parameters and constraints of Large Format Robotic 3D Printing.
In the field of botany, the term ‘deciduous’ refers to trees that seasonally shed leaves, usually in the autumn. Celebrating this year’s ‘Art Nights’ event at DIFC with the theme ‘Autumn’, Deciduous entices us to ask ourselves, what does Autumn mean to Dubaians today?
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