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3D Printing Architecture

Workflows, Applications, and Trends

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  • © 2021


  • Highlights how architectural design is advancing fast 3D printing developments
  • Includes a total of ten in-depth case studies
  • Presents the disciplinary implications of ongoing manufacturing revolution

Part of the book series: SpringerBriefs in Architectural Design and Technology (BRIEFSARCHIDE)

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This book investigates how architectural design advances as a result of the rapid developments in 3D Printing. As this technology become more powerful, faster and cheaper, novel workflows are becoming available and revolutionizing all stages of the design process, from early spatial concepts, to subsequent project development, advanced manufacturing processes, and integration into functional buildings. Based on a literature review and case studies of ten built projects, the book discusses the implications of the ongoing manufacturing revolution for the field of architecture.

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

Authors and Affiliations

  • SUTD, Singapore, Singapore

    Carlos BAÑÓN

  • UAI, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago, Chile

    Félix RASPALL

About the authors

Carlos BAÑÓN is an architect specialized in digital design and advanced manufacturing methods within the built environment. Bañón is Co-Founder of Airlab Singapore, Partner of Subarquitectura Architects, and Assistant Professor of Architecture and Sustainable Design at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. He holds a M.Arch. with extraordinary distinction and a Masters in Complex Architectures.

He also held visiting professorships at MIT and EPFL, and academic positions at ETSAM Madrid, UIC Barcelona, KEA Copenhagen and PUPR Puerto Rico. His research projects span from 3D Printing Architecture, Geometric Exploration for Sustainable Space Making, Artificial Intelligence in Structural Design, and Affordable Housing. Bañón implements his research and teaching methodologies in design studios, and teaches the application of digital tools in architectural design.

His work has been selected for two editions of the Venice Biennale of Architecture, and has won international awards such as Design of the Year Prize by the London Design Museum, the Gold and Silver Medal by the International Paralympic and Olympic Committees, two Spanish Biennial Prizes, a Mies van der Rohe Prize Nomination, the Balthasar Neumann Prize, winner of the German Design Award and the Iconic Awards of Innovative Architecture by the German Design Council, four Singapore Good Design Awards. His recent work has been nominated to the Singapore President Design Award. 


Félix RASPALL is an architect and design technologist investigating the relationships between design, materials, and digital processes. He is Co-Founder of AirLab and Associate Professor at Adolfo Ibanez University, and leads his own professional practice. Felix holds a Doctor of Design from Harvard University, a Master of Architecture from Yale University, and a B.Arch. from the University of Buenos Aires. Before joining UAI, Felix taught and conducted research at several institutions, including Harvard University, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Graz University of Technology, and the University of Buenos Aires. His design and research work has been published in books and journals, and he has received international awards, including the German Design Award, the Singapore Design Award, the Iconic Awards of Innovative Architecture, four Singapore Good Design Awards, the Peter Rice Prize, and the Digital Design Prize (Harvard University), the Fulbright scholarship, and the Winchester Prize 2010. His work has been exhibited at international venues such as the ICFF New York, the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, and two editions of the Venice Biennale of Architecture.

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