The Beyond Transparency glass pavilion explores how Additive Manufacturing (AM), computational design and digital fabrication innovation can enhance industry float glass. A novel robotic process developed at the chair of Digital Building Technologies enables the fabrication of a polychromatic mono material with varying colors and textures in glass.
Polychromatic glass elements can construct sublime architectural experiences through light refraction, reflection, color, opacity – beyond mere transparency. The pavilion consists of 18, individually designed glass elements of 2x1m size. Each panel is robotically printed within 1 hour with the process developed at ETH Zürich. The students of the Master in Advanced Studies in Architecture and Digital Fabrication 2020-2021 explore the unique potential of this technology in a full-scale installation.
Video courtesy of Digital Building Technologies, Cover photo: @ Evangelos Roditis
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