Luminous Saltygloo Pavilion 3D-Printed From Sea Salt!
Categories: Building Methods
Located next to the Pacific Ocean, the city of San Francisco has access to a near endless supply of sea salt. Bay Area design company Emerging Objects has taken advantage of the abundant natural resource, and 3D printing technology, to create the 'Saltygloo', a pavilion made from 336 3D printed sea salt panels supported by lightweight aluminum rods.
The translucency of the material allows light to filter through, illuminating the saline structure.
Fine layers of salt were laid down in between a binding agent to form hundreds of modular panels.