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Maritime 3D print

material research and
experimental 3D printing
Design residency at Museum of Tomorrow, Rio de Janeiro
material research - experimental 3d print

The "Museum of Tomorrow" uses cold water from Guanabara Bay to wash through the museum's pipes as a sustainable solution to cool the building. The pipes are prone to get clogged by clams, which disturb the system and have to be removed as waste.

This project offers a solution to use these clams, process them into a paste to be used for a mono-material 3d print which can be used for construction.

Design residency at Laboratorio do Amanha at the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, representing Studio Tjeerd Veenhoven.


Clams are high in calcium, which was extracted through constant controlled high heat in the lab of partnering National Institute of Technology.

The calcium served as a binder for clam granulate, which was ground from the same batch of clams. The mixing of the extracted calcium,  the granules and water creates a mono-material 3d printable paste.

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