Spring 2018
in collaboration with Shelby Doyle
Dissolving Formwork explores the potentials and advantages of 3D printed, water soluble formwork for reinforced concrete applications. Using polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) forms and variable profile reinforcement this project explores the limitations and opportunities for architects to design and construct reinforced concrete using water soluble 3D printed formwork embedded with tensile reinforcement. Dual-extrusion desktop additive manufacturing was used as a method for creating variable density concrete casting as a means for testing the viability of translating this research into full-scale application.
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