Florian Schätz Structuretonics 3D Printing of Tropical Facade Elements
Structuretonics 3D Printing of Tropical Facade Elements is Iron Design Award winner in 2017 - 2018 3D Printed Forms and Products Design Award Category.
Structuretonics 3D Printing of Tropical Facade Elements

Automation and robots will revolutionise the architecture and construction industries. The work is an investigation into surface geometries and new possibilities to print the building facade using additive manufacturing, carbon reinforced concrete or recyclable 3D printed moulds. The Research Team designed more than hundred facade typologies, forms and structures for the building facade based on simulated environmental performance. The results are layers of unseen form, complex structures and modular prototypes of modular elements that allow a faster production and construction process.

Structuretonics 3D Printing of Tropical Facade Elements
Florian Schätz Structuretonics
Florian Schätz 3D Printing of Tropical Facade Elements
Florian Schätz design
Florian Schätz design
Florian Schätz

Based in Singapore and Germany, FACE2050 is an architectural studio, that works internationally with flexibility, efficiency and care in the crafting of high-quality architectural products. The studio’s unique, versatile and novel approach to small, medium and large-scale projects and Its ingenuity in adaptive reuse of existing buildings attracts both recognition and blue-chip clients globally. Combining art and engineering with German pragmatism and East-Asian lifestyle, FACE2050 was founded by Florian Schätz. The German-born architect studied at the Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland. He is currently Assistant Professor of Design & Construction at the National University of Singapore.


Studio Florian Schätz is a design and research studio that emphasizes the design of architectural projects using additive manufacturing as a construction method. The Project Printing Architecture explores different layers of unseen structural form for the tropical building facade and develops new modular facade systems using 3D printing as a construction method to improve the performance, natural comfort and climatic resilience of residential and commercial buildings.