Leading the Charge in Film Technology: The World’s First Studio Combining 3D Printing and LED Lighting
3D printing mimics the manual manufacturing process and uses digital models to create custom 3D objects through an additive production process. This technology allows architects to experiment with new shapes and structures, as well as materials, and opens up new avenues to express creativity. 3D printing is expanding its capabilities and incorporating other technologies to create brand-new typologies. As is the case with the work of Philipp Aduatz who has a unique approach that combines 3D printed, textured structures with LED lighting, thereby adding another layer of complexity, allowing the creation of the first 3D printed film studio.
The 3D printing process combines both manual and automated techniques to produce a concrete wall using an innovative mortar made from white cement. Out of a total of sixty individual segments, The wall was constructed using ten segments, which are formed by six units that were stacked. Seamlessly fitted together, these wavy segments are manually screwed in every horizontal plane to allow the wall to be taken apart in the future.
3D Printing and LED Light
Philipp Aduatz wanted to find a new way of doing interior design. He combined 3D printing and LED lighting. The concrete wall is 390cm in width, 330cm deep and the height is 230 cm in. It is complemented by the main lighting system made up of 14 LED stripes which is horizontally placed into prefabricated joints. These lights are controlled by the RGB color space and can switch between a variety of colors or gradients.
A Sustainable Alternative
Unlike conventional concrete construction methods that require a lot of resources, 3D printing’s material-saving properties make it a much more environmentally sustainable option. This method of building interior spaces requires minimal formwork, and only the necessary materials are utilized. Also, it minimizes the amount of waste that is generated to a minimum. Additionally, the structure of the film studio does not utilize reinforcements, simplifying any further recycling.
Casinos Austria and Austrian Lotteries Group were looking to design a unique interior design. They asked Philipp Aduatz to devise the plan and to create the first 3D-printed film studio. This project was created in collaboration with Dominik Freynschlag who is a set designer, as well as incremental3d the 3D concrete printing manufacturing company.
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Applying LED strips with the same thickness as the layers of print The lighting technology is harmoniously integrated into the wall design. Making the most of the benefits of technology and technology, all LED elements are connected to the lighting system of the studio via computer-aided control. The project is not only capable of exploring the possibilities of design, however, but it also permits the application of existing technologies in a different way that offers new possibilities and creates a unique atmosphere.