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Kusudama Wall consists in a computational model and additive manufacturing prototype that proposes a wall covering system of cellulose made architectural components.


The parametric design consists in regular hexagonal blocks produced with cellulose pulp, starch, sawdust and ceramic paste using additive manufacturing techniques. Two types of blocks were made from a regular hexagonal grid, one consisted in a triangular interior opening and a second one consisted in a pentagonal interior opening.


The main goal behind this wall system was to integrate all the mixtures in order to study their behaviour. 

Research team: Paulo J. S. Cruz, Bruno Figueiredo (coordination); Tatiana Campos (design and development), Samuel Ribeiro (technical support).

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