Prototype, composed by embedding inserts, that proposes a system of ceramic components for facade cladding selected to be over-manufactured.

V-brick prototype with embedded AM fittings.

Manufacturing process (simplified).

View of the cross section, with the positioning of the magnets.

The locking happens through magnetism, through permanent magnets and static friction.

V-Brick alone and stacked.

Research team: António Pontes and Paulo Cruz (coordination); Álvaro Sampaio, Ana Rita Gonçalves, Bruno Figueiredo and João Carvalho  (design and development). 

© 2019 by Advanced Ceramics R&D Lab - Design Institute of Guimarães - PORTUGAL