The world’s first 3D printed concrete film studio

Designer Philipp Aduatz, in collaboration with set designer Dominik Freynschlag and 3D concrete printing manufacturer incremental3d, 3D printed a film studio of concrete.

The concrete wall was printed using a special mortar based on white cement. It consists of 60 individual segments, with six parts each stacked to form a segment. All parts are screwed together in each horizontal plane so the wall can be completely disassembled.

In addition, 14 LED strips are inserted horizontally into prefabricated joints, which can be controlled by the RGB colour space in a variety of colours and colour gradients. By replacing the print layers with LED strips of the same thickness, the lighting technology could be integrated into the design.

“Due to its material-saving properties, concrete 3D printing is considered a sustainable alternative to conventional concrete construction methods,” Aduatz states in the press release. “In addition, no formwork materials are required, so waste is reduced to a minimum. If no reinforcement is used, as is the case here with the film studio, any recycling is further simplified.”

The wall has a total weight of 3.500 kg. The external dimensions of the wall are 630 cm width, 330 cm depth, 230 cm height.

The film studio was commissioned by the Casinos Austria and Austrian Lotteries Group.

Photos: Paris Tsitsos