3D-printed installation by AIRLAB unveiled in Gardens by the Bay Singapore

October 29, 2019

Architectural Intelligence Research Lab at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, led by Carlos Banon and Felix Raspall, has developed AirMesh – the world’s first architectural structure made of 3D-printed components in stainless steel, demonstrating innovative digital design and manufacturing technologies. The ultra-lightweight pavilion, located at Gardens by the Bay, is both a gathering space and a light sculpture. The state-of-the-art design follows Eurocode regulations, and is the first 3D-Printed structure that has been approved by Singapore’s Building Construction Authority (BCA) for temporary occupation in Singapore.

The form of AirMesh is conceived as a polyhedron defined by four rectangular view frames oriented towards highlights in the surrounding landscape: the dragonfly bridge, the silver garden, the Marina Bay Sands, and the pavilion entrance. Its faceted form reinterprets a traditional Chinese lantern, lighting up in dynamic colour gradients.

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