Responsive Spatial Print Trajectories

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Current digital clay fabrication techniques comply with the innate material behavior of clay by extruding in two-dimensional layers. This method inevitably uses an excess amount of material and is a time-consuming process that does not take advantage of the viscous properties of clay. This research utilizes a spatial printing technique with an enhanced responsive system for material feedback to 3D print light-porous clay lattices in a short time with efficient use of the material, and designed functions and aesthetics. The research aims to utilize the developed 3D printing technique to create an inhabitable structure, addressing current issues of construction related to fabrication time, intensive-labor requirement, remote construction and in-situ fabrication.