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Biodegradable Building Dissolves Into The Earth Over Time

Smith|Allen Studio designed a 3D-printed structure for a redwood forest which will decompose in 30-50 years.

Emma Hutchings
Emma Hutchings on August 30, 2013.

Smith|Allen Studio brings together an architectural designer with a sculpture and installation artist. The design duo who live and work in Oakland, California have created a 3D printed biodegradable structure for a redwood forest.

Biodegradable Pavilion Dissolves Into The Earth Over Time

The Echoviren Pavilion will decompose in less than 50 years. Before that happens, it will serve as a habitat for insects, moss and birds.

Biodegradable Pavilion Dissolves Into The Earth Over Time

The white pavilion consists of nearly 600 interlocking components made of plant-based bio plastics, produced in over 10,8000 hours using seven 3D printers. The completed structure was then assembled in four days.

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