Archives for the category: 3D printed houses, buildings, furniture
October 1, 2015
One of the challenges of building a habitat on Mars is going to be materials. Transporting enough materials to build shelter will add to the shuttle payload, so a plan for a shelter can be built from materials that are already available on Mars would be really useful. c/Net reports.
To solve this interesting conundrum, one designer turned to a substance that has been the topic of much speculation and research about Mars: ice.
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September 18, 2015
Earlier this week, the 3D printing gurus at WASP (World’s Advanced Saving Project) announced plans to officially unveil a 40 foot tall 3D printer on Friday. Once erected, the massive “Big Delta” will supposedly be the largest 3D printer in the world. [via DigitalTrends]
The team behind it says the main goal is to use the Big Delta to build extremely low-cost housing, especially valuable in providing quick relief to areas hit by devastating natural disasters.
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August 12, 2015
This is one of the craziest uses of 3D printing we’ve seen yet.
Japanese artist Aki Inomata began 3D printing tiny homes for hermit crabs in a project she’s called “Why Not Hand Over a ‘Shelter’ To a Hermit Crab?’ in 2009. Her original teeny hermit crab shelters were inspired by famous cityscapes; her latest inspiration is all about “white chapels”—which have a fascinating back story.
July 1, 2015
Fast-growing Dubai, where something new is always being added to the skyline, may have found a way to make construction move even faster. stuff reports.
The Gulf commercial hub has announced plans to add the world's first office building made using three-dimensional printer technology to its collection of eye-catching buildings.
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June 14, 2015
Heijmans, the innovative Dutch construction company behind the smart highway and glowing Van Gogh-inspired bicycle paths, has unveiled their latest avant-garde project: a 3D-printed steel bridge in the heart of Amsterdam. [via Inhabitat]
Created in collaboration with Dutch startup MX3D and designed by Dutch designer Joris Laarman, the 3D-printed pedestrian bridge is part of Heijmans’ aspirations of building the “spatial contours of tomorrow.” Multi-axis industrial robots will construct the pedestrian bridge using cost-effective and scalable technologies.
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April 22, 2015
A drone which can deliver 3d printed concrete-like material to provide people with temporary refuge is being developed.
The 'Muppette' project, from Gensler architects in Los Angeles, is aimed at exploring how far the boundaries of current technology can be pushed.
The BBC's North America technology correspondent Richard Taylor spoke to Jared Shier, who is one of the founders of the project, and who has already begun assembling a prototype of the machine in action. BBC News reports.
Jared Shier: Essentially we have separated a 3D printer extruder from a 3D printer and we have attached it to the bottom of a multi rotor craft. We see a lot of different applications for disaster relief purposes. Something like this could be sent out to an area that was just stricken by natural disaster where roads and bridges are knocked out and they're cut off from traditional means of rescue. Some of these could be sent out to construct rudimentary shelters so the people that are stranded have a shelter.
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January 20, 2015
Chinese construction company Winsun has unveiled two of the largest buildings that they had printed using 3D-printers. The India Times reports.
One is 3-storey, while the other is a five-storey apartment block. Both were made by printing layers of materials to make walls and roofs.
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September 10, 2014
Sofoklis Giannakoupoulous, a researcher at Barcelona’s IaaC (the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia) is working on a soybean based material that could be extruded — or 3D printed — to make structures that are more solid than concrete. 3DPrinting Industry reports.
The research is ongoing but at last week’s 3D Printshow in London, Giannakoupoulous was exhibiting the material, a soybean based brownish looking powder, and the Kuka robotic arm that could be used to extrude it and build with it, through Kuka’s advanced computerized control system.
August 21, 2014
First Entirely 3D Printed Estate is Coming to NY, Including a 3D Printed 2400 Sqft House, Pool & More
Architect/contractor Adam Kushner begins construction of the first ever 3D printed estate, which features a 3D printed swimming pool, 4-bedroom, 2400 square foot home, and more. The 3D printer which will be a modified version of Enrico Dini’s D-shape printer, will, if all goes as planned, eventually be able to automatically place rebar within the 3D printed house, as it prints.
June 20, 2014
Architects in Amsterdam are currently constructing a home by 3D printing large plastic blocks, while a company in China has been printing entire walls of homes out of a concrete material, and then constructing them wall by wall. In addition, there have been several attempts to build large scale machines capable of printing the entire structure of a home on site. All these methods, if they continue to develop, may lead to a safe, cheap, and reliable new way to construct homes. At the same time though, they all have their flaws. 3DPrint reports.
Several researchers including, Jenny Sabin, Martin Miller, Nicholas Cassab, and Andrew Lucia, of Sabin Design Lab, Cornell University and Jenny Sabin Studio, have published an article in the peer-reviewed journal, ‘3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing (3DP)‘ with what they believe is a more efficient and easy method for large scale construction, via additive manufacturing.
May 14, 2014
Dutch designer Joris Laarman, best known for his chair that mimics the growth of human bones, has made a set of algorithmically-designed chairs that can be 3D printed out and constructed like a puzzle. [via Wired]
Each chair is comprised of little bits of material that come together to form a whole. “You can make that yourself for less than $30."
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April 24, 2014
A chinese company based in suzhou, china, has managed to print 10 full-sized eco-friendly houses in just one day. measuring 200 square meters. Costing $4,800 USD to build, each dwelling was created in under a few hours entirely out of recycled construction and industrial waste with an enormous 3D printer.
April 11, 2014
Philippe Starck is no longer satisfied with crafting exotic-looking products that don't change -- he wants to give you control over the design process.
He tells the Wall Street Journal that his newly opened custom furniture venture, TOG, will eventually become an open source community that lets you create your own 3D-printed furniture and share designs with others. He'd also like to see kiosks that make it easy for anyone to produce their own furniture, even if they can't justify a 3D printer of their own.
March 7, 2014
The first bricks of a canal house in Amsterdam have been printed, bringing the world a step closer to 3D-printed buildings. [via motherboard]
August 21, 2013
Two Dutch architecture firms, DUS Architects and Universe Architecture, are each hoping to print the world's first full-scale, inhabitable house. DUS Architects and Universe Architecture, are each hoping to print the world's first full-scale, inhabitable house.">Deutsche Welle reports.
It's kind of Lego for adults," says Hans Vermeulen, one of three architects at DUS. But his plan is not child's play. He wants to print, piece by piece, a classic Dutch canal house, which will become an information center for 3D printing.
April 18, 2013
The Sydney Opera House joins Mount Rushmore in the US, Rani ki Vav (The Queen's Stepwell) in India and the Eastern Qing Tombs in China as one of five World Heritage Sites outside of Scotland to be selected for the project. The final site has yet to be announced.
March 18, 2013
Furniture design site Fabsie‘s first product ‘This Stool Rocks’ is a selection of rocking stools that offers the ‘assemble-at-home’ concept made popular by IKEA. However, it takes a different approach by providing customers with local production. PSFK reports.
Fabsie knows makers in London, Dublin, San Francisco and New York who can make the stools on-demand. Files will be emailed to makers in any city with enough orders. For those with a small number of orders, the stools will be made in the closest city that is active and shipped to the customer.
February 1, 2013
3D printing continues to be one of the most promising technologies to deliver humanity its first permanent moon base. Cost and materials tend to be major stumbling blocks, but the use of 3D printers by London-based Foster + Partners addresses both hurdles. DVICE reports.
Nearly the entire surface of the Moon is made up of a substance called regolith. And regolith, it turns out, is quite useable as a building material. It naturally provides protection against meteorites, gamma radiation and the Moon's temperature fluctuations.
January 19, 2013
French designer François Brument has 3D printed a modular bedroom with a shower and dressing room (15 m2) in just 24 hours. The printer was made by German 3D printing systems Voxeljet and the Habitat project was presented at the Maison et Objets, the leading international event for design professional in Paris, January 18-22.
Related: - Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars from Universe Architecture in Amsterdam designed a one-piece building which will be built on a 3D printer. He hopes the so-called Landscape House can be printed out latest in year 2014. [via 3Ders.Org]
December 5, 2012
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.
... Recently, Neri’s 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.
November 15, 2012
Imagine if after an earthquake you could airdrop machines that build houses in under a day. Imagine if you had cheap and accessible medical kits that could produce bespoke medicine on demand. Imagine if you could fabricate shoes, clothes, solar cells, lamps, toilets, pipes, water pumps, and just about anything else on site and at the touch of a button.
The scenario is still a fantasy, but could a process called 3D printing ever make it a reality? Could the technology ever make a significant impression on the humanitarian world? Ian Byrne reports for trust.org.
3D printing could make a huge difference to emergency responses, saving a fortune by printing things like tools, basic items and equipment on the ground from recycled materials, rather than flying them in from other countries,” said Steve Haines, mobilisation director for global campaigns at Save the Children International.
Related: - 3D printer could build a house in 20 hours
November 5, 2012
The new concept design called Protohome was presented at last week’s 3D Printshow.
August 9, 2012
Could you really make your own house with a 3D printer in less than 20 hours? Turns out you can, and the technology is now set to be used by NASA for a future Moon colony. Gizmodo reports.
The man behind this ambitious housing project is Professor Behrock Khoshnevis, and he’s disgusted that in the 21st century, the world is still ridden with poverty-stricken slums characterised by make-shift corrugated iron shacks. He wanted to find a way to improve the basic concept of house construction so that it was accessible to everyone, because with better shelter comes a more civilised society.
Watch Professor Behrock Khoshnevis TEDxOjai talk.