1.3 billion computational surfaces materialized as 7 tons of printed sandstone: Digital Grotesque II is a full-scale, algorithmically generated grotto. It is a testament to and celebration of a new kind of architecture that leaves behind traditional paradigms of rationalization and standardization and instead emphasizes the viewer's perception - evoking marvel, curiosity and bewilderment.
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Video by Kaufmann & Gehring
Digital Grotesque II is a commission by Centre Pompidou, Paris, for its permanent collection. It is currently on display at the 'Imprimer le monde' exhibition.
Research for this project was carried out at the Chair for Digital Building Technologies at ETH Zurich. Production files were calculated on Euler High-Performance Computing Cluster at ETH Zurich. Components were printed on ExOne printers by Christenguss AG.
Jan Francisco Anduaga
Partners and Sponsors:
• Chair for Digital Buildign Technologies ETH Zurich
• Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich
• Centre Pompidou
• Christenguss AG
• Bosshard + Co. AG
• Suter Elektro AG