December 5, 2012

Is it possible to 3-D print buildings?

Pushing the limits of architecture, Neri Oxman believes we will soon be able to 3D print buildings. She's experimenting at MIT's Media Lab a novel method of mobile swarm printing that allows small robotic agents to construct large structures.

quotemarksright.jpg... Recently, Neriís work, sponsored by Objet, showed at the Centre Pompiduo in Paris as part of a Multiversites Creatives exhibit on 3D printing titled Imaginary Beings: Mythologies of the Not Yet.

Trained as an architect, Oxman is currently an assistant professor of media arts and science at the MIT Media lab. In 2009, she was named by Fast Company as one of the ď100 Most Creative PeopleĒ and made ICONís list of the top 20 most influential architects to shape the future.quotesmarksleft.jpg