Weeping Brick: The Modular Living Wall System Using 3D Printed Porous Ceramic Materials

Jiyoon Bae, Daekwon Park

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Abstract

The goal of this research is to design and fabricate a modular living wall brick system that purifies and cools air for various indoor environments. The research utilizes ceramic 3d printing techniques for fabrication; and living plants in conjunction with evaporative cooling techniques for indoor air quality control. The brick is made of soil which become porous after firing or drying. Water from the reservoirs slowly weep through the porous brick, creating a layer of water on the surface of the brick. The air movement around the saturated brick creates evaporative cooling and the hydro-seeded plants absorb water from the surface. The shape and texture of the Weeping Brick maximizes the cooling effect via large surface area. As an aggregated wall system, the water circulates from unit to unit by gravity through interconnected reservoirs embedded within each unit. The plants and moss transform the Weeping Brick into a living wall system, purifying and conditioning the indoor air.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputer-Aided Architectural Design. “Hello, Culture” - 18th International Conference, CAAD Futures 2019, Selected Papers
EditorsJi-Hyun Lee
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages399-409
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9789811384097
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures, CAAD Futures 2019 - Daejeon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jun 26 2019Jun 28 2019

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1028
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937

Conference

Conference18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures, CAAD Futures 2019
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityDaejeon
Period6/26/196/28/19

Keywords

  • Ceramic 3D printing
  • Evaporative cooling
  • Living wall system
  • Modular brick

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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