CREATING A 3D PRINTED HABITAT
Habitat imprimé (Printed habitat) by François Brument explores digital applications and speculates on the possibility of developing an all-in process for design and fabrication. Brument, whose design research has been supported by VIA since 2007, has extended his field of investigation to construction. His formulation cuts across the traditional rules that separate structure and interior layout, non-structural walls and fit-out, merging them by using the most progressive technologies of 3D printing.
Parametric data governing variable widths of partitions, reserves for furnishings and technical fit-out are given material form by means of injected overlays (plastic, sand or concrete) to create customized layouts that can be modulated in the course of production. The piece on display at 3D Printshow 2013 is a real-size module – bedroom, shower recess, dressing space – totaling 15 m2.
To realize his Carte Blanche project, François Brument enlisted the savoir-faire of the Voxeljet firm. When the designer met the makers in May 2011, he was immediately impressed by the potential of a single 3D printer able to produce large format pieces. Francois will share his journey and talk about how his 3D printed habitat was brought to life.
SPEAKER: Francois Brument
Independent Parisian designer François Brument, a graduate of ENSCI-Les Ateliers, is currently researching the potential of digital creation in the field of design. Swapping computer programming for design, Brument has developed a perpetually mutating design style, showcased through creations that oscillate between digital objects and industrial productions.
Since 2005, Brument’s works have been exhibited in France and abroad, appearing in the collections of the Fonds national d’art contemporain, the Centre Pompidou, the Musée des arts décoratifs, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, and VIA.