Imagine: Rapids


Ulrich Knaack
TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
Holger Strauss
Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences
Marcel Bilow
TU Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment
Keywords: Rapid Prototyping, Rapid Manufacturing Technology, IT, architecture


Processes of construction are related to available technologies of production and assembly. IT has made a deep impact on design possibilities and the control of production logistics, enabling feats such as freeform architecture and increasingly precise elaboration. Alternately, the idea of Rapid Prototyping and Rapid Manufacturing Technology provides the chance to create one-off components and elements for architecture. We now have the opportunity to design and construct without the disadvantages of production resistance and assembly needs - to realise genuine IT-driven architecture.


August 17, 2017


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Physical Dimensions

170mm x 240mm