CLAYER

CLAYER AN INNOVATIVE BLEND OF WORLD HERITAGE WITH TODAY’S TECHNOLOGIES TO CRAFT ETHICAL & SUSTAINABLE EARTHWARES

The project

The CLayer project is an effort to design an urban building module that
reduces air pollution. By using a local clay material and structural 3D
printing, we developed a brick that reduces dust particles as air flows through
it. Based on a database of more than 100 Slovenian local clays, we identified a
clay from the Soča river as the one with the most appropriate features for 3D
printing. The outcome is a design that aesthetically references traditional
architectural motive while providing very contemporary look, especially when
used in an urban environment.

Partners: Mashoni, Noumena, Wasp; Clay database: Magusar; Support: Anže
Rogelja.

Mashoni (Slovenia)

MASHONI is a design studio creating timeless, fresh, clear, elegant and comprehensive design solutions. They cover the entire aspect of research, product and brand development for hi-end audio, lights, wood production, fashion and press.

WASP (Italy)

WASP is the brand name of CSP srl, a company producing custom 3D printers for specific applications and accuracy, from large industrial printers to domestic printers with local materials to a wide range of Delta printers for House, Food, Healthcare, Energy, Art, Digital Craft, Education.

Noumena (Spain)

NOUMENA is a company focused on design, research and education. The studio investigates the boundaries of new digital paradigms and design strategies applied to architecture, robotics and advanced materials, through a hands-on and experimental approach.