A fully automated mobile platform for 3D printing capable of producing objects of limitless scale does not currently exist.
In the hope of remedying this situation, Gensler’s Los Angeles office initiated Mobile 3D Printing, a Gensler research project born from an observation of present-day 3D printing technology and its limitations.
Our reunited three person team designed, fabricated and carried a light weight structure into Poly Canyon to live for two days and two nights for Cal Poly Design Village Competition. Day 1 consisted of construction while day 2 consisted of living and sustaining the Canyon’s high winds and diurnal temperatures.
A brief look into the design research and exploration going on in the Office and Institution Studio at Gensler Los Angeles, before they prepare to move into their new space downtown.