PRINT! ARCHITECTURE explores the history of additive manufacturing in architecture as well as presents and examines the technology. The issues are illustrated by forty different international projects, some of which were created by Gramazio Kohler, WASP, Philippe Block, Mamou-Mani, and a great number of other artists and designers. The book edited by Oliver Tessmann, Ulrich Knaack, Chris Borg Costanzi, Philipp Rosendahl and Bastian Wibranek.
“We live in a time when 3D printing has matured from a hobbyist and prototyping tool to a technology with the potential to disrupt entire industries in and around the built environment. The developments in additive manufacturing are transforming architecture and design no less than they impact engineering and construction. The book portrays the rapid advances in research and industrial processes that have paved the road for this upheaval. In five chapters that cover historical development, engineering aspects, the digital design process, interactions with other technologies and the potential for functionalization through additive manufacturing, the editors have curated a text that illustrates how a complex network of actors inspires and influences each other to make this technological transformation possible.” write Editors.
Book name: PRINT! ARCHITECTURE
Editors: Oliver Tessmann, Ulrich Knaack, Chris Borg Costanzi, Philipp Rosendahl and Bastian Wibranek
Cover Image: Thoman Wenzel, Chris Borg Costanzi
Copy Editing: David Kelly
Publication: AADR – Art Architecture Design Research (Spurbuchverlag)
AADR Curatorial Editor: Dr. Rochus Urban Hinkel
Production: pth-mediaberatung GmbH
Layout, Cover and Graphic Design: Florian Toperngpong