The integration of advanced digital design with 3D printing technology offers numerous advantages, including high efficiency, labor-saving, material efficiency, and eco-friendliness. Furthermore, it enables the construction of various beautiful and irregular curved surfaces, providing endless design possibilities.
The freedom of 3D printed material in the plane allows for personalized flow space and optimized geometric shapes, creating a new construction system. This technology is being used to design structures that are not only functional but also visually stunning, and our 3D printed balcony garden is a prime example.
The 3D printed balcony garden is an eco-friendly and sustainable solution that transforms a simple balcony into a lush green oasis. Using the latest in 3D printing technology, this design creates custom structures that can hold soil and plants, providing a thriving environment for shade-tolerant plants to grow.
The fluid dynamic digital tool utilized in this design realizes an emerging garden space, and the lightweight 3D-printed structure is beneficial for areas with load-bearing restrictions, such as balconies. The fluid form design is inspired by the natural flow of water, with curves and shapes that create a dynamic and organic look.
One of the key benefits of this design is its versatility. The fluid form can be customized to fit any space, allowing for the creation of balcony gardens that are truly unique and tailored to each individual location and requirement. Additionally, the choice of shade-tolerant plants is intentional and strategic. With many urban balconies lacking direct sunlight, it is essential to select species that can thrive in these conditions.
This design not only ensures the success of the garden but also provides a unique opportunity to incorporate a diverse range of plant life into the urban environment. From ferns, bamboo, to hostas and ivies, there is no shortage of options for creating a thriving and beautiful balcony garden.
The integration of advanced digital design with 3D printing technology offers endless possibilities in sustainable construction. The 3D printed balcony garden is just one example of how this technology can be used to create functional and visually stunning designs that also contribute to a more eco-friendly world. With this technology, we can continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in sustainable construction and design.
Designed by ：
Thedge Pty Ltd,
Constructed by ：
DC Lab Swinburne，（3D Concrete Printing: Furniture & Planters）
RMIT Architecture TFL, (PETG Printing: Wall Cladding)