“Drone-building with local raw materials will create a revolution in the construction industry and offer better and more affordable housing for everyone.”
Barcelona-based MuDD Architects offer new ways of building with natural local materials by using drones. This creates major and large-scale sustainable constructions in a matter of days. The company’s innovation has made them a finalist in the ‘World Changing Awards 2020’.
The drone spray fast architecture consists of using unmanned craft to spray earthen mortars on light frame works resulting in vaulted structures or freeform large scale facades in primarily city centres as well as remote areas.
Recently, MuDD has been refurbishing a derelict facade in Brussels City Centre and providing new murals in just hours using giant fabric stencils achieved by spraying from drones. In addition MuDD will install during Autumn 2020 in Lille France the first large-scale vertical garden using 3D knitting textile and precise drone spraying.
The advantage of using MuDD’s 3D technology for vertical gardens is that it can be installed in high and difficult to access areas like highway bridge columns or large scale towers.
The drone spray technology offers a new kind of ‘shotcrete’ allowing more affordable freeform and remote constructions to be created. The technique itself engenders new aspects of architecture and highlights earthen raw mortars to be used in contemporary architectural projects alongside the planting of natural vegetation.
One of MuDD’s strengths is the team involved with all their projects. Companies include RCtake-off, Louvain and Centrale Lille University for the drone development; Euromair for the pump machines; and engineering firms AKT II Summum Engineering and the Dubai Witteveen+ Bos .