Site-Specific "Spider" 3d Printer and e-Chaise Longue

e(eiroa)-Architects solo space exhibition, curated by GAA Foundation and European Cultural Centre "Time Space Existence", as a collateral event of the (16th) XVIth International Architecture Venice Biennale "Freespace" 2018

Palazzo Bembo, Canal Grande, Venice, Italy. Riva del Carbon # 4793, 30124 Venezia, Italy. May 26 - November 25th 2018





2018-05-24/25/26/27  e(eiroa)-Architects was invited to participate at the XVIth La Biennale di Venezia International Architecture Venice Biennale 2018 "Freespace" Venice Architecture Biennale 2018, collateral event "Time Space Existence" curated by GAA Foundation and the European Cultural Centre at Palazzo Bembo, Solo Room Exhibition: "e-Chaise Longue and Site-Specific 3d Printer" by e (eiroa)-Architects; Design Principal and Research: Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa; Designers and Research: Gabriel Munnich, Yaoyi Fan, Pablo Toubes-Reiger, Nelson Montas, Zhiyi Cheng, Yilan Chong + ADG Engineering (Aamer Islam).

Pre-Opening VIP, Sponsors and Friends: May 24-25 please RSVP to Official Exhibition Opening is on May 26 and 27. Closing Reception (RSVP) Sunday November 25th, 2018 at 5pm.

GAA Foundation and European Cultural Centre curators at Palazzo Bembo, Palazzo Mora participants include, among others: Peter Eisenman, Fumihiko Maki, Odile Decq, Ideal Spaces, Mark Harris, Jean-Paul Viguier, Nikken Sekkei, SOM and Kengo Kuma, and a monumental project by Daniel Libeskind. Palazzo Mora presents the research of many universities together with a large variety of photography presentations and international studio projects such as SOM Chicago and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation. In addition the Mies van der Rohe Foundation at Palazzo Mora will present the YTAA Award. Curators and Organizers: Rachele de Stefano, Alesia Varnaeva, Valeria Romagnini, Lucia Pedrana,
Elena Volpato, Bianca Bonaldi, Rocco Schenkel, Bérénice Freytag, Ilaria Marcatelli.



Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa’s ongoing research on computation is aimed to expand architecture’s cultural project through developing disruptive technology, including the parameters and background conditions that define an architecture of information.

In the Renaissance, architects design the mediums of representation, the techniques and technologies that enabled their architectures. In the Baroque, architects displaced the conditions developed by the Renaissance. Today architects should be in a position to develop a cultural synthesis beyond this historic pendulum between new orders and their post-reactions, and therefore inform and displace the parameters, conditions and background processes that define and expand an architecture of information.

The exhibition project will present to the public the first site-specific adaptable 3d printer, designed by the team. This 3d printer does not depend on an external structure for operations, like a spider it can be adapted to existing large-space conditions, such as building walls, party walls, and other pre-existing conditions thanks to its unique adaptable tensegrity structure that tensions a robotic parallel cable-driven mechanism stabilized by an extensible arm. This unique design is flexible to a variable amount of conditions allowing a larger printable volume, since it can be adapted to exterior conditions, can be increased in scale to larger site-specific conditions, including the future possibility of construction of a house or a larger party wall building. It can also be adapted to depend on a structure if conditions are not met, such as in the construction of a tower structure or an isolated object, giving more flexibility to the system and its designs.

e(eiroa)-Architects has been selected by the GAA Foundation and the European Cultural Centre together with architects such as Peter Eisenman, Kengo Kuma, Odile Decq, Fumihiko Maki, Daniel Libeskind and others, to show their innovative work at the Biennale sites. The e(eiroa)-Architects installation “Site Specific 3d Printer and e-Chaise Longue” features in the TIME-SPACE-EXISTENCE exhibition at Venice Palazzo Bembo one of the exhibition shows across Venice.

The installation at Palazzo Bembo features the e-chaise longue revealing its design as part of its integral relationship to its materialization process. In the current architecture of information, usually, design projects are shown as products of a series of digital processes that are not revealed. In this case, the background coding processes, as well as the digital fabrication techniques, including material behavior that enable the design, are revealed, indexed, displaced and simultaneously paired for the exhibition, disrupting the typical figure-background condition. The formal output of the design object and background process that make them possible are paired at the same level of signification, in which the form indexes and disrupts its media information process in a topological reflexive cycle of form in:form.

Site-Specific 3d Printer and e-Chaise Longue” e(eiroa)-Architects: Pablo Lorenzo-Eiroa, Gabriel Munnich, Yaoyi Fan, Pablo Toubes-Reiger, Nelson Montas, Zhiyi Cheng, Yilan Dong and ADG Engineering






e Architects SiteSpecific 3d Printer Prototype - Venice Biennale 2018-Palazzo Bembo GAA ECC