A structure designed entirely on a computer, and “built” entirely by a 3d printer (the ones people are using to make guns, that we’ve written about before).
The two guys who designed this, Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger. have a Web site up that explains the project in more depth, but honestly it’s a bit over my head:
We aim to create an architecture that defies classification and reductionism. We explore unseen levels of resolution and topological complexity in architecture by developing compositional strategies based on purely geometric processes.
I think the guys are Swiss German, which might explain the other-worldliness of the description in English. Doesn’t matter. It’s still quite a neat project.