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kleinbl00  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Rebuilding Notre Dame [with 3D printing]: a phoenix rising from the ashes

Dude fuck this guy.

    We would crush and mix the stone and ash into a fine powder, that is loaded into a large inkjet 3D printer. The printer deposits thin layers of the powder and prints an ink on top of each layer, solidifying the powder to each other. Prints are then depowdered, and can immediately be put into the building.

"Why use stonemasons when we can crush 800-year-old historic stone and mix dust and glue to form a horrendous slurry?"

    The 3D printed material is durable against weather and mechanically sound, and would add upon the layered history of the cathedral.

I don't care if your glue is sintered fucking inconel, dust-and-glue will NEVER be as resilient as fucking stone.

And no one should humor this asshole when he pretends it is.





mk  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's kind of ironic they are based in Rotterdam. I think it was veen that related a saying like: "Rotterdam was first destroyed by Nazis, then by architects.

I noticed a paucity of weathering data. Maybe for the interior?

Rather than print, maybe computer-guided chiseling?

kleinbl00  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Why not celebrate modern stonemasons and craftsmen? What's the goal here, exactly - pretend that the fire never happened, or reaffirm the importance of Notre Dame to Paris, to France, and to the world?

Sure - if you got the 3d prints, 3d print some shit. It's useful to have a machette to show you what you're doing. Can't find limestone from the original quarries? Find limestone from other French (or Italian, or whatever) quarries. I'm actually 100% fine with the idea of glulam beams holding up the ceiling; old growth oak used to be a commodity resource and is now a heritage so let's acknowledge that glulam is an aesthetically-pleasing application of two-hundred-year-old technology that allows modern Paris to join the heritage of medieval Paris.

It took 100 years to build it the first time. "Rapid protoyping" is the wrong approach to take. Modern Parisians owe a debt to future Parisians to not fuck this up so take it slow and be human about it.

I don't know how much unusable rubble they're sitting on, but until every museum in the world has more than they can use it's not enough.

I came across this the other day. On the one hand, it looks a lot like masters'-degree interns whose time is not being utilized efficiently. On the other hand, it looks like a respect for history.

Devac  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    It's useful to have a machette to show you what you're doing.

I know it's a typo, but there's some wisdom in it.

kleinbl00  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·  

LOL I have no idea how to spell "maquette" and no interest in learning.

I know what cartoons were originally that's enough nerd points.

Devac  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It comes from a language that makes 'x' sound like some tongue-flattening vowel, so it's not like I care. Just thought the sentence is funny.

mk  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I came across this the other day. On the one hand, it looks a lot like masters'-degree interns whose time is not being utilized efficiently. On the other hand, it looks like a respect for history.

That is the opposite of time wasted.

If we could only have an economy that valued that. Not just for the sake of the product, but for the sake of the creator/craftsperson.

kleinbl00  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If "restoring 12th century architecture after a calamity" isn't the place for that level of anal-retentiveness I don't know what is.