The involute wall is a prototype for thermal mass and acoustic dampening in a massive 3D printed sand structure. The involuted surfaces reduce resonance in the room, by absorption and redirection of sound waves. The massive 600lb 3D sand print presents the opportunity for surfaces to serve as thermal mass while keeping much of the wall in shade—ideal for hot climates with extreme temperature shifts.






Design: Virginia San Fratello, Ronald Rael
Material: Sand
Dimensions: 16″X32″X72″
Acknowledgments: Special Thanks to Exone and 3D Printer World Expo