3D Printing at the Venice Architecture Biennale?
With access to a copy of Piranesi’s original folio, housed in Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the students in Messrs. Eisenman and Roman’s seminar “reinvented” Piranesi’s Rome through three-dimensional digital modeling. Assisted by Yale School of Architecture Director of Exhibitions Brian Butterfield, and working with Materialise, a global leader in 3D printing and fabrication, and artist Pasquale Bonfilio, the students have created a highly detailed, gold-leafed, 3D-printed model at the scale of the original etching—the first of its kind. The students’ expansive study of Piranesi’s architectural inventions, titled “The Project of Campo Marzio,” will be displayed alongside the model. via