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Additive Manufacturing in Facade System / Seungkyu Yoo

April 16 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Additive Manufacturing in Facade System


Seungkyu Yoo


April 16, 2024|12:00 – 01:30 pm AEDT


Additive manufacturing technology possesses characteristics such as expanded design freedom and small-batch, multi-product production. This represents a departure from mass production-focused manufacturing but closely aligns with the characteristics of architectural projects. Furthermore, the design freedom expansion feature of additive manufacturing allows for the realization of ideal forms pursued by architects (or clients) and enables the production of free-form architectural components that are challenging to reproduce.

This presentation aims to share two cases where additive manufacturing technology was initially applied in the Korean construction market: the ‘Galleria Department Store’ and the user-defined space ‘BLOBEE.’ In both cases, structural node designs achieving the target shape using parametric design technology were developed. And various additive manufacturing technologies were utilized to produce nodes that ensured cost-effectiveness, structural stability, and seamless design. As a result, the production of freeform nodes using additive manufacturing technologies eliminated the impracticalities of on-site construction while significantly reducing construction time and ensuring quality.

Seungkyu Yoo

Seungkyu is research professor at the Center for AI Technology in Construction at the Hanyang University in South Korea. Since 2014, he has been leading national R&D projects in the field of additive manufacturing and making real business cases. His work focuses on facilitating construction 3D Printing research and business development, with a special emphasis on the freeform facade system via various additive manufacturing technologies (e.g. Metal & Polymer Powder bed fusion, Binder Jetting). He also has developed the business or practical applications as follows: Metal Node System for freeform building facade, Polymer Node System for private space structure.




April 16
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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