Construction with earth-based materials – an age-old tradition which was neglected until recently – is experiencing revival across the globe. The use of earth-based materials reduces more environmental impact than most other conventional building materials. In this talk, Cristina Nan will show prototypes and speculative works that explore the aesthetic expression of clay and earth via computational means and the use of neural networks, while moving beyond simple structural and constructive constraints. 

Cristina Nan‘s research combines three streams of investigation: additive manufacturing, circularity and AI. She and her students explore these low-tech materials within a high-tech context of 3D-printing with clay and earth, computational design and AI. 

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