Picture of 3D Printed Tile Aggregation
These step-by-step instructions could be used to either create an interesting aggregation of units at the sculptural level or could be applied at the architectural level to become a façade system for a building. Either way, the end result is beautiful.

Knowledge of the following software is required: Rhinoceros and Grasshopper.
Knowledge on how to create a watertight model in Rhino for 3d printing is also imperative.

Step 1:

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1. Design a complex 3-dimensional tile that could be arrayed in the x and y direction. The finished tile should be a closed polysurface with smooth, continuous surfaces. Artists and designers that could provide some inspiration include MC Esher, Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein, Bathsheba Grossman, Marta Pan, Alexandre Noll, Merete Rasmussen, Nani Prina, and Pierre Paulin. This tile will be your “open” tile. Shown above is my open tile.
randofo2 years ago
That's an interesting technique. I like what you've done there.
debrahak (author)  randofo2 years ago
thank you so much!