• location: 3D Concrete Printing
  • program: Design proposal
  • client: In collaboration with TU Eindhoven. Cement & Beton Centrum
  • design: 2015-2017
  • design team: Juliette Bekkering, Monica Adams, Frank de Vleeschhouwer, Virginia Melandri

The design proposal 'Firewall' combines the already known characteristics of concrete with the new possibilities of 3D-concrete printing. The concrete material is naturally strong, has a great freedom and by its mass a large accumulation capacity. With the 3D-concrete printing an even greater freedom of form can be achieved. Because there are no restrictions through molds and cases it's possible to make cavities, integrating pipes, ducts, cables, and combinations with other materials.

The design proposal consists of a wall with a fireplace, built from a pattern of concrete spheres filled with translucent material. This design will challenge the possibilities of 3D-concrete printing, making it an interesting experiment to investigate and explore this innovative technique. The design has been elaborated by Juliette Bekkering in cooperation with the Technical University Eindhoven and Cement&Beton Centrum. 


  • Crossover 3D-beton printing in Architectuur Lokaal #93, voorjaar 2019

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  • Fire wall, 3D Concrete Printing in De Architect, November 2017

  • Beton als viennetta, on Cobouw Magazine, February 2017

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  • Filigree patterns of 3D concrete printing in Architectuur.nl,February 2017

  • 3D printing is making an impression on concrete, in Frame, February 2017

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  • Exploring 3D concrete printing, in Architectenweb, February 2017

  • Experimenteren met 3D-betonprinten, in Bouw Wereld, February 2017


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