The Casinos Austria and Austrian Lotteries Group commissioned Philipp Aduatz for the design and realization of the first 3D-printed film studio. In collaboration with set designer Dominik Freynschlag and 3D concrete printing manufacturer incremental3d, a new and innovative application was realized through a unique structure using additive manufacturing and the latest LED technology.
The concrete wall was printed in a total of 10 work steps using a 3D concrete printing process from an innovative special mortar based on white cement. The wall consists of a total of 60 individual segments, with 6 parts each stacked to form a segment in height. All individual parts are screwed together in each horizontal plane, so the wall can be completely disassembled and is also operationally safe during use.
The main part of the lighting system is 14 LED strips inserted horizontally into prefabricated joints, which can be controlled by the RGB color space in a variety of colors and color gradients. By replacing the print layers with LED strips of the same thickness, the lighting technology could be perfectly integrated into the design. All LED elements are connected to the rest of the studio lighting via computer-aided control, creating an almost unlimited number of color combinations.
Due to its material-saving properties, concrete 3D printing is considered a sustainable alternative to conventional concrete construction methods. In addition, no formwork materials are required, so waste is reduced to a minimum. If no reinforcement is used, as is the case here with the film studio, recycling is further simplified.
Components produced by additive manufacturing with concrete are not only suitable for building construction applications but also offer completely new creative qualities and possibilities in interior design, particularly in the combination with LED technology as this project demonstrates.
The wall has a total weight of 3.500 kg. The external dimensions of the wall are 630 cm in width, 330 cm in depth, and 230 cm in height.