Digital Grotesque: A 3D Printed Room Made From Sandstone

Architects Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger have fabricated their human-scale 3D printed room, Digital Grotesque bringing to fruition a project that's been in the making for some time. Made entirely from sandstone, the 16 square meter cube houses intricate geometric forms designed by algorithms to "create an architecture that defies classification and reductionism."

As the duo state on their project page, this is not about functionality, it's not a place you might call home or rent as your next apartment (unless you're HR Giger) but rather an exercise in the "expressive formal potentials of digital technologies"—an example to show the structural complexities and stylistic experimentation this technology can offer architecture.

Images: Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger