Sculptural Pavilion is Crafted from Curved 3D-Printed Blocks
Bloom, a curvy place for meditation, just happens to have been 3D printed
Companies like Makerbot, and countless examples in engineering, electronics, and science, have proved that 3D printers are great at making tiny stuff, like scale models and component parts that fit just right. But as architects are finding, 3D printers can also generate durable and environmentally friendly architectural materials as well. An Oakland-based MAKE tank called Emerging Objects has proved this with an outdoor sculpture/tempietto called Bloom, which measures approximately 12 feet by 12 feet and is composed of 840 customized 3D printed blocks.