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Architectural Component, Saw Dust Screen II

This is a Architectural component. It was designed by Virginia San Fratello and Ronald Rael.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Studio Rael San Fratello as part of Beautiful Users.

It is dated 2014. Its medium is sawdust, agricultural byproducts, organic binders, polymers.

Fratello and Rael work with sand, wood, ceramics, salt, rubber, glass, and concrete. This screen is printed from reclaimed sawdust. 3D printing requires no molds, allows on-site manufacturing of parts, and uses less energy than traditional manufacturing. Such components could be used to build strong, lightweight wall structures that could be assembled by unskilled builders and could hold vegetation and water for evaporative cooling.

It is credited Courtesy of Emerging Objects.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 76.2 × 83.8 × 30.5 cm (30 × 33 × 12 in.)

We have 1 video that features Architectural Component, Saw Dust Screen II.

Sawdust Screen Process

A video showing how the Sawdust Screen progressed from digital design to 3D-printed object.

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beautiful Users.

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