A group of former Bartlett School of Architecture recently put together a company entitled Amalgamma that launched a concrete architecture project entitled Fossilized that uses the building material to create decorative designs for building use. The designs offer an artistic alternative to traditional bricks and slabs, offering an ornamental aesthetic that is achieved seamlessly through 3D-printing.
3D-printing in building designs can be challenging because the size of the projects created is limited to how big the printer is. Amalgamma offers a revolutionary solution to this, using a robotic arm that prints out the concrete designs using a computer controlled system. The arm isn't limited to set amount of space and can move freely to create intricate designs and objects by layering concrete over and over in intricate line decals to create stalactite-style patterns that can be used in building constructions.