Echoviren, the first architectural structure built in 3D
The Smith|Allen Studio collective finished last week their work entirely composed of 3D printed elements and named Echoviren. This project, which took 15 days to complete, is located in the Redwood Forest, a giant redwood forest in Mendocino County, California. The artistic will was to make it in translucent white in order to contrast with the green of the thorns and the red of the redwood trunks. The Echoviren is composed of 500 unique pieces individually printed on site thanks to 7 3D printers that have been running continuously for 2 months (10800 hours in total). The plastic used for the work is bio-plastic PLA, so Echoviren will naturally decompose in this forest in about 40 years, becoming a micro-environment for insects, mosses and birds.
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