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The annual entrance pavilion design was printed using a biodegradable bamboo material

Dave Pinter, PSFK

  • 12 december 2016

Design Miami/ commissioned NYC-based SHoP Architects to create an outdoor pavilion for the annual design fair. The installation, titled Flotsam & Jetsam was designed to be entirely 3D printed and stands as the current world record holder for largest object yet to be printed.

ShoP’s intention with the installation was to convey two themes. The dynamic shapes of the seating and structure aim to represent the sand patterns and dunes of a relocated beach. The fabrication of Flotsam & Jetsam signals Miami’s emerging standing as a center for creativity and technological discovery.

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Two key fabrication partners were Chattanooga-based Branch Technology and the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Branch Technology produced the mesh structure using their Cellular Fabrication process. Their robots can essentially print any freeform 3D shape.

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory, who have also collaborated with Local Motors on their 3D-printed car, produced the seating and bar out of a biodegradable bamboo composite. The bar structure is the piece that set the size record.

While prior installations at Design Miami/ have only existed for the handful of days that the fair is open, Flotsam & Jetsam will be the first installation to be relocated to Miami’s Design District for a long-term stay. It will find a new home in the Jungle Plaza as a public space supported by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. Flotsam & Jetsam will anchor new a public sculpture program curated ICA Miami beginning in Spring/Summer 2017.

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SHoP Architects

Photos: Dave Pinter

The annual entrance pavilion design was printed using a biodegradable bamboo material

Dave Pinter, PSFK

  • 12 december 2016

Design Miami/ commissioned NYC-based SHoP Architects to create an outdoor pavilion for the annual design fair. The installation, titled Flotsam & Jetsam was designed to be entirely 3D printed and stands as the current world record holder for largest object yet to be printed.

ShoP’s intention with the installation was to convey two themes. The dynamic shapes of the seating and structure aim to represent the sand patterns and dunes of a relocated beach. The fabrication of Flotsam & Jetsam signals Miami’s emerging standing as a center for creativity and technological discovery.

SHoP_Flotsam_Jetsam_Design_Miami_13.jpg

Two key fabrication partners were Chattanooga-based Branch Technology and the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Branch Technology produced the mesh structure using their Cellular Fabrication process. Their robots can essentially print any freeform 3D shape.

SHoP_Flotsam_Jetsam_Design_Miami_15.jpg

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, who have also collaborated with Local Motors on their 3D-printed car, produced the seating and bar out of a biodegradable bamboo composite. The bar structure is the piece that set the size record.

While prior installations at Design Miami/ have only existed for the handful of days that the fair is open, Flotsam & Jetsam will be the first installation to be relocated to Miami’s Design District for a long-term stay. It will find a new home in the Jungle Plaza as a public space supported by the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. Flotsam & Jetsam will anchor new a public sculpture program curated ICA Miami beginning in Spring/Summer 2017.

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SHoP Architects

Photos: Dave Pinter

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