3d architectural design

Dezeen Day October 30th 2019

This is a quick preview on the Dezeen conference that I will be checking out this week in London. Be sure to learn about design thinking and architecture through Dezeen Day and read more.

MX3D Metal 3D Printed Bridge on Display in Eindhoven During Dutch Design Week

MX3D has been working for a number of years on a metal printing technology specifically for bridges and large metal items. Incorporating machine learning and AI into the build process…

3D Printed House Developed by WATG Enters Testing Phase

In 2016, Branch Technology issued a challenge to the design world: imagine the possibilities for architecture when a home could be fabricated using 3D printing. This Freeform Home Design Challenge…

SUTD Professors Unveil Mesh-Like 3D Printed Light Art Installation in Singapore

Just as 3D printing technology can be used to construct bridges, houses, and office buildings, it can also be used to construct artistic sculptures. Thanks to its ability to create custom,…

3D Printing and Biomimetic Research Combine to Create Lightweight Architecture Prototype: Trabeculae Pavilion

A little over a year ago, Italian artist Francesco Pacelli, once an academic researcher and educator with Politecnico di Milano‘s LAB+ 3D printing lab, was testing the limitations and abilities of…

New Trimble Technology Lab at UMass Amherst Will Enhance 3D Capabilities on Campus

California-based technology company Trimble, best known for its GPS systems and popular 3D modeling software SketchUp Pro, announced today that it has made a large in-kind gift to the University…

3D Printing to Lead to “Faster, Cheaper, Better” Commercial Real Estate — A Few Questions For: Deloitte

3D printing isn’t just making a splash — it’s beginning to truly build a following in concrete applications. I mean that literally, as additive manufacturing technologies come into play with…

Architect Dr. James Gardiner Revolutionizes Construction and Coral Reefs Through 3D Printing

If you’re not familiar with Dr. James Gardiner, that’s likely to change soon. The Australian architect is gearing up to change the world through 3D printing, revolutionizing everything from skyscrapers…

DUS Architects Constructs 3D Printed “Urban Cabin” in Amsterdam

All around the world, from China to Slovenia, an increasing number of architecture firms, construction companies, and even ambitious makers are turning to 3D printing technology as a tool to build…

Generation 3D Takes on the Dream Hotel & Spa in Phuket, Pushing the Boundaries of 3D Printing

The Generation 3D team, as we’ve gotten to know them, is undeniably diverse in their undertaking of projects, versatile, and limitless in their enthusiasm for 3D printing. We’ve seen evidence…

Tokyo University Students Use Custom 3D Printing Pen to “Draw” Large 3D Structures

While there are several large-scale construction 3D printers being developed, none of them could really be called elegant or graceful. Mostly these huge machines print utilitarian shapes out in concrete…

Software Company Elecosoft Announces That Its Architectural Design Software Now Has 3D Printing Capabilities

For architects, 3D printing has been like a gift from above. When planning any project, scale models are needed, and in the past, architects had to rely on handmade models,…

Get 3D Printable Architectural Models Using Materialise’s Magics Software

I grew up in Middle America watching The Brady Bunch. Yes, it’s true. And besides all that the show taught me about growing up in a multiple-sibling household, The Brady Bunch also…

The (Im)Possible Futures of Los Angeles Told with Eight 3D Printed Architectural Models

A new art installation opened last month at the University of Southern California’s Doheny Memorial Library that takes a fictional stroll through the future of one of the United States’…

Poland: Engineers Use ZMorph Hybrid 3D Printer to Prototype Design for Complex Bridge  

As 3D printing ushers in a new age of manufacturing on nearly every level, from the jewelry maker at home who is able to do a lot more now than…

3D Printed “Rock Print” Seems Like Magic, but it’s Really Science

Architecture is generally a pretty permanent thing. Sure, nothing is truly permanent, but a structure built from concrete, metal and other heavy-duty materials is obviously built to last. So when you hear…

World’s Largest 3D Printed Pavilion is Inspired by Silkworms

From a distance, it looks as though an alien craft has landed on Beijing. Massive, white, and luminous, the mysterious structure is both beautiful and spooky. Come closer, though, and…

Render3DQuick Produces High-Quality 3D Printed Architectural Models

One of the greatest difficulties facing any designer is the ability to communicate their vision to a client who may not be used to thinking visually. Traditionally, this communication has…

College Student Uses 3D Design to Create Stylish Art Deco Office Space

Furnishing a house, apartment or office space takes a lot of creativity, and, especially if you’re on a tight budget, a lot of resourcefulness. An apartment full of mismatched thrift store furniture has…

Everyone Gets to Live In a Penthouse with This 3D Printed Rotating Building Concept

One of the primary functions of science fiction, beyond being cool, is using the fantastic worlds being created to subtly critique the ills of today by envisioning the problems of…

Amazing 3D Printed Architectural Models Featured in Tel Aviv Museum of Art Exhibit

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art is featuring an exhibit that includes 28 3D printed architectural models. According to the museum website, “Production Routes” examines the 50-year-long “transnational circulation of prefabricated…

Porosity: This 87 Piece 3D Printed Pavilion is Constructed Using Properties in Nature

We have seen many uses for 3D printing over the past couple of years. Just recently we have begun to see 3D printing utilized in architectural design, and many experts in…

Researchers Create Stunning 3D Printed, Programmable, Bio-Inspired Architectural Materials

Biological systems often have the ability to adapt to their environments. They harness external atmospheric stimuli, and as a result, triggers are activated which might result in kinematic shape or…

SketchUp 2015: Trimble Releases Second Update This Year, Sharpening Tools for 3D Designers

SketchUp is a 3D modeling application that in its versatility is able to appeal to a wide variety of 3D designers, from mechanical engineers to artists and moviemakers. Many users…