We began our research into 3D printing by producing a gradient scale that allowed us to test the transparency of the opaque material at various thicknesses. Our concept is tied to the idea of a night-lamp. Initially the object seems plane. It is a simple extruded hexagon, however, when the light is on, it reveals the pattern. Drawing inspiration from tree branches and river deltas, we generated a fractal pattern akin to a snowflake. We achieved our goal by printing our design with the pattern on the inside. Using different values of thickness from our reference test, we adjusted the depth of the thinner elements of the fractal pattern.





Fractal Snowflake is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, developed at Master in Advanced Architecture in 2016/2017 by:

Students: Irene Ayala Castro, Keesje Avis, Daehwa Baek (Group 4)

Instructors: Alexandre Dubor, Tomas Martin Agudo