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3d printed house

2014-01-25 02:00:48.535525+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Via Shadow: The World’s “First” 3D-Printed House Begins Construction, though I'm sure I've seen articles with pictures of walls being 3d printed with concrete before.

The project's web site, at http://3dprintcanalhouse.com , looks like they're trying to use some sort of plastic and do a lot of the interior detail:

Each room is printed separately on site before being assembled into one house. This way the rooms can be carefully tested in a safe and easy accessible manner. Each room is different and consists of complex and tailormade architecture and unique design features. The structure is scripted and this creates its proper strength but also generates ornament, and allows for new types of smart features, such as angled shading scripted to the exact solar angle. Each printed room consists of several parts, which are joined together as large Lego-like blocks. Both the outside façade as the interior are printed at once, in one element. Within the 3D printed walls are spares for connecting construction, cables, pipes, communication technique, wiring etc.

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#Comment Re: made: 2014-01-25 10:06:26.658015+00 by: meuon

I like that size and scale of a 3d printer... for a lot of things, that would be awesome.