Luminous Saltygloo Pavilion 3D-Printed From Sea Salt!


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 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.

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The translucency of the material allows light to filter through, illuminating the saline structure.

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Fine layers of salt were laid down in between a binding agent to form hundreds of modular panels.

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