Congratulations to Assistant Professor Carlos Banon and AirLab for clinching the SG Good Design Awards 2020 for AIRMESH in the category of Architecture and TIMESCAPES in the category of Interior Design!
Designed and built for the Mid-Autumn Festival, this is possibly the world’s first fully-functional space frame structure made of 3D printed components in stainless steel. Reinterpreting the Chinese lantern, it advances a new era of highly resource-efficient designs and unprecedented lightweight architecture. The entirely digitally-designed and fabricated structure minimises construction wastage, increases structural efficiency and creates a positive impact on sustainability.
The SUTD Time Capsule preserves and exhibits the university’s most significant innovations and milestones. Reflecting SUTD’s ambitious and adventurous spirit, the structure’s bold, organic form is inspired by a mathematical sinusoidal equation, which relates to time, continuity and infinity. It pushes the boundaries of large-scale digital fabrication and advanced additive manufacturing techniques with over 3,500 unique tiles 3D-printed using recycled plastic.