Gallery: Michael Hansmeyer Unveils Insanely Complex Plastic Columns wit...

By working with ABS plastic, Hansmeyer could achieve a higher cutting resolution, which allowed him to a smoother and less jagged surface, resulting in a effect more like carved ice than carved wood.

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  1. alishera September 15, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I have the same question- the concept and design is fascinating but unless the plastic is recycled I’m not sure how it is beneficial??

  2. xabria September 14, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Maybe I missed it in the article, but are they made from recycled plastics? Love the design, but not sure that making plastic specifically for the architecture is any better than what is being used today, imo.

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