I recently built an object using standard 1/8″ rotary cut hemlock veneer that was laser cut before being glued up into a cube. When the cube was cracked open, a pumpkin was revealed. When the pumpkin was removed from the cube, a void remained that was the perfect negative space of the pumpkin and could be used to cast additional pumpkins….say out of concrete. Laminated object manufacturing with wood can be used to create moulds that may allow for the casting of far more complex concrete structures, at an architectural scale.
I propose to wood “print” a reusable mould for a concrete bus shelter. The structure would be based on principles of biomimicry, allowing it to be both elegant and rational.