The design principles upon which the urban landscape depends touch every aspect of modern life, from the aesthetics involved in fashion or jewellery, to the functional tools developed for mechanical or surgical work. Similar design elements and technological solutions are applied which can inform urban design and architectural theories that shape our living environments. Design, architecture, and art embrace the new advances described during the course of this analysis to create potential for a new dimension of design techniques applicable not only in architecture, but throughout a wide range of disciplines.
This study will explore a possible future of architecture made available through the adaptation of two relatively novel scientific concepts: 3-D printing and tessellation. In a broad sense, the theories of tessellation will be explored at length, combined with the new possibilities inherent in 3-D printing. The theoretical principles of tessellation are extremely applicable to the technology of 3-D printing, due to the ability to repeat the same procedures many times to make perfect copies of the design. This investigation will explore possible developments of this design system for use in architecture.
In terms of current trends in Australian architecture, it is necessary to remain cognizant of the after effects of the recent global financial crisis, though these issues have affected Australia somewhat less than other countries. Regardless, it is inevitable that an interconnected global economy will still impact every other economy, especially in developed countries. Markets affecting new buildings and home design are strongly influenced by the electronic dissemination of information about new technologies around the world, and as a result, demand exists for structural flexibility as well as quality 1. Adaptation of new technologies can meet