School of Architecture student projects that test how building facades of the future can be 3D printed with clay are on display at the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery located in downtown Waterloo.
The exhibit, entitled Material Syntax: 3D Printed Masonry Facade Systems, was coordinated by David Correa, a School of Architecture professor.
Inspired by nature, ancient architectural traditions and new technology, three groups of architecture students worked with a clay extrusion 3D printer to develop new methods and processes that re-envision the clay masonry unit.
The exhibit's news release says the projects include "a wide range of playful wall systems, ornamental and light-modulating cladding systems, as well as rainscreen and solar-shading facades."
The Waterloo student work is on display at the gallery until August 7, 2022.