Today we are checking out an extremely innovative design project coming out of the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia by Anna Kulik, Inder Shergill and Petr Novikov. Stone Spray will put any sand drip castles you have been making this summer to shame! The students set out to explore robotics, and the end result was an eco friendly sand blasting robot that could be used on site to build structures. Check it out after the jump!
SCHOOL: Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia
STUDENTS: Anna Kulik, Inder Shergill and Petr Novikov
PROFESSORS: Marta Male-Alemany, Jordi Portell and Miquel Lloveras
PROFESSIONALS: Santigo Martin from Vortica and Guillem Camprodon from Fab Lab Bcn.
“Stone Spray is a revolutionary construction method which uses soil as the base material and a liquid binder to solidify the soil granules. And uses a jet spray system to deposit the mix of soil and binder, for constructing architectural shapes. Stone Spray is a research project. We want to push further the boundaries of digital manufacturing and explore the possibilities of an on-site fabrication machines. Stone Spray is a robot that uses soil as a main building material. It mixes the soil with a solidifier component and sprays it on surfaces to create structures.
A research project Stone Spray done by Anna Kulik, Inder Shergill and Petr Novikov under the supervision of Marta Male-Alemany, Jordi Portell and Miquel Lloveras in the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in the year 2012.
The goal of the project was to research the field of additive manufacturing in architecture and to propose a new eco-friendly, efficient and interesting system to print architecture in 3d.”