EDG 3D Print Technology in The Architect’s Newspaper


The Architects Newspaper EDG Modern Ornamental 3D Printing

The Architect’s Newspaper showcases EDG’s research into “Modern Ornamental,” a new 3D print technology for digital sculpture. Author Jamie Ferello highlighted the history of EDG’s technical experimentation and future applications for the technologies.

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About Modern Ornamental: In the past decade, the relationship between technology and craft has seen a significant reversal. Once considered antithetical, or even antagonistic, technology has entered into a surprising symbiosis with craft. Rather than bracing for obsolescence, artists and artisans across creative fields are embracing digital tools as the new medium for human expression. This 3D print process ultimately gives the impression of a creative “hand” still at work, even if aided by machines.

Armed with prodigious expertise in software (and developing EDG’s own programming,) our team came up with creative solutions to bridge technology and craft: Modern Ornamental: a new 3D print form of digital sculpture. Utilizing rendering software widely available (like 3DSMax and Rhino) coupled with algorithmic modeling programs, renderings are transformed into printable objects. This process will not only usher in the forgotten craft of the “hand” into the modern age, but also democratize the process of design, allowing practitioners from divergent fields to execute what was previously unimaginable.

Modern Ornamental 3D Print Facade Design EDG

About EDG

We are architects, engineers and consultants who specialize in the design of new buildings, renovations, and restoration projects. Our firm has extensive experience in project management, architectural design, structural engineering and restoration design.

Our portfolio includes new residential and commercial buildings, office and retail fit-outs, restaurants, and car dealerships. We also offer our clients a variety of specialized services, from building code and zoning analysis to construction cost estimating, material science and waterproofing. We are widely recognized for our expertise in facade, plaza, roof and garage restoration, as well as Local Law 11 inspections and reporting.