BPro RC7 2015/16
Students: Yuegang Ma, Rui Mei, Nianhai Chen
Tutors: Richard Beckett, Marcos Cruz & Javier Ruizz
Project Support: BMade
The project aims to create a bio-fabrication system that utilises Magnesium Phosphate Cement-based concrete to potentiate bioreceptivity on the outer surface of the building. The network derives from:
- rigorous material testing of variable porosity and aggregate size;
- environmental considerations based on the essence of lichen biology with a focus on solar radiation analysis;
- geometric and surface conditions that were generated according to innovative casting techniques.
A variety of prototypes were constructed to explore how a multi-layered casting system with different particle sizes could control water transport and retention in the components.