FLUID MORPHOLOGY – 3D-Printed Functional Integrated Building Envelope

The project was implemented and initiated under the direction of Moritz Mungenast, research associate of the Associate Professorship of Architectural Design and Building Envelope of TUM Department of architecture. 

FLUID MORPHOLOGY is the world's first translucent and multifunctional facade element, which is completely 3D-printed in one production step. This research project shows the existing potentials of 3D printing in the construction sector and the building envelope, thereby closing the digital chain, from digital design to digital planning and digital production. Another innovation is the 'function integration' in one component made of one material, i. e. the following facade functions, such as load transfer, insulation, shading, daylight use, ventilation and sound dispersion, are integrated into FLUID MORPHOLOGY.

In addition to the search for new possibilities for the future global challenges in the construction sector, such as new building materials and energy saving, the goal of FLUID MORPHOLOGY is to reduce the building technology, to establish a closed material circuit and to simplify the construction process by the sensible use of the digital tools.

Other contributors: project assistant Oliver Tessin and TUM Master's students Viktoria Blum, Olga Khuraskina, Luc Morroni and Tobias Gutheil

The Assoaciate Professorship for Design and Building Envelope is a member of the Research Lab of TUM Department of Architecture and the TUM Group Additive Manufacturing in Construction

Supported by: Rodeca, Picco's 3D World, Delta Tower