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