The Smith Allen Studio’s Portable Architecture is Eco-Inspire

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Sep 10, 2013 • References: design-milk and design-milk
Bryan Allen and Stephanie Smith of the Smith Allen Studio present 3D-printed ecological structure with a three-dimensional print. It is made of white bricks, is translucent and made for the ‘Project 387 Residency.’ It takes four days to install and looks like a glowing orb when lit up at night.

The designers predict in 30 to 50 years, the bioplastic will decompose, which makes this structure eco-friendly as well. The structure is situated in Redwood Forest and compliments the environment. It almost resembles a tree stump in the way it narrows toward the top, but this is intentional; inside the structure, your eyes are drawn up to acknowledge the tree-filled sky above you. Therefore, the portable structure has an interesting give and take dynamic with the environment.