Milan Design Week installation for COS. Arthur Mamou-Mani. Milan 2019

Large-scale parametric structure made up of modular bio-bricks, each 3D-printed in a mixture of polylactic acid (PLA) – a fully compostable bioplastic that is made using renewable resources – and wood. They are secured together using PLA cable ties.

It’v very beautiful the deisgner wanted to echo the circular nature of the compostable material and create a journey from architecture to nature in order to showcase how renewable materials, coupled with an algorithmic approach and distributed 3D printing, can create the building blocks of the future.

I think 3d priting from plastic is a very unique and modern approach in connecting poeple closer to nature. its’ like using biophilihc design in a completely new way that may be more attractive for today’s user.