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The Cloud Pergola is a Large-Scale 3D-Printed Structure

 - Jun 12, 2018
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At this year's Venice Architecture Biennale, the Croatian Pavilion is introducing what it calls "the world's largest and most complex 3D-printed installation," titled 'Cloud Pergola / The Architecture of Hospitality.'

True to its name, the installation offers a reflection on everything from hospitality and the environment to automation, as well as the role of modern architecture. Within the pavilion, there are intermingling parts, such as the Ephemeral Garden audio installation, a wall-based artwork called To Still the Eye by Vlatka Horvat and The Cloud Drawing, which was entirely 3D-printed in biodegradable plastic by robots.

As well as serving as a stunning work of art and a commentary on design, the remarkable installation created with 3D printing offers a look at the future of form.