Swallow's nests

Inspired by swallows and fabricated using clay.

Stages of nest building

Swalllow placing mud and changing its viscosity by vibrating the mud with its beak

Nozzle depositing clay globule

Prototypes

Deposition position created by points distributed with an equal length between them from closed circles

Deposition position based mesh properties with variations in extrusion amounts

Deposition positions based on sphere packing simulation with variations in extrusion amounts

The Lutum 4 at work printing our assemblage of clay buildings

Visualisation of full scale fabrication