Laser Cut Computational Architecture

Photographs of Michael Hansmeyer???s latest work in computational architecture could easily be mistaken for a computer rendering. Weighing about 2,000 pounds, Michael???s take on the classic Doric column is comprised of between 8 to 16 million polygons created by repeatedly applying a smoothing algorithm to an existing column model. Surpassing the upper limit of most 3D printing facilities, Michael decided use a laser cutter to cut out around 2700 1mm think sections, which are then stacked one on top of the other. [Thanks, Jon!]

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