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All throughout history, stucco has been a very significant element in architecture. Internal and external walls of buildings have always been beautified with different decorative motifs, charging spaces and structures with distinction and identity, but also with symbolical meaning and functional aspects.


Case Study


As digital tools and additive technologies are our tools for design and production, there is an opportunity to define a new morphology for stucco. Starting as a “designers in residency” project at the Kunstgewerbemuseum in Berlin, the project evolved from a purely decorative design to one that benefits the space and its inhabitants. Our Stuck project aims at bringing back some of the original aspects of stucco, but also adding new functions to the theme, whilst utilizing modern digital tools and craft.

From decorative to functional

Stuck fulfills not just a decorative, but also an acoustic and air purification function. The rugged and intricate surface absorbs sound waves, reducing echo and reverberation. The additive technologies offer a new level of structural potential, through which the inner life of objects can also be designed, expanding the properties of materials.

In this case, the Gyroid pattern by Alan Schoen, a geometry which results in an infinite minimal surface, has been used, resulting in a lightweight, but very robust structure. Passing through acoustics waves get dampened and air can circulate for purification (depending on the used material).

Development through materials

After our first prototype in 3D printed PLA, we have proceeded to testing the geometry with 3D printed ceramic. The materialization of objects in printed ceramics present an extra challenge for the realization of this project, but at the same time opens new possibilities in the field of additive technologies.