3d printed architecture

ETH Zurich Students Cast Elaborate Metal Architectural Structures with 3D Printed Molds

ETH Zurich Students Cast Elaborate Metal Architectural Structures with 3D Printed Molds

The innovative researchers at ETH Zurich in Switzerland are becoming quite well-known for their advanced design and construction techniques, especially when it comes to their work with molds. 3D printed molds can be used to help fabricate everything from jewelry and chess pieces to medical implants and wind turbines, but a group of masters students […]

The innovative researchers at ETH Zurich in Switzerland are becoming quite well-known for their advanced design and construction techniques, especially when it comes to their work with molds. 3D printed molds can be used to help fabricate everything from jewelry and...
New York Architecture Firm Uses 3D Printing to Create Beautiful Concrete Molds for Building Restoration

New York Architecture Firm Uses 3D Printing to Create Beautiful Concrete Molds for Building Restoration

Architecture and engineering firm EDG, based in New York, designs new buildings, renovations, and restoration projects. Now, the company is investigating the different capabilities that 3D printing can bring to its industry. Over the last five years, EDG has been researching the possible combination of concrete casting and 3D printing to create customizable molds. John […]

Architecture and engineering firm EDG, based in New York, designs new buildings, renovations, and restoration projects. Now, the company is investigating the different capabilities that 3D printing can bring to its industry. Over the last five years, EDG has been...
The Cabin of Curiosities is a Whimsical Yet Livable 3D Printed Tiny House

The Cabin of Curiosities is a Whimsical Yet Livable 3D Printed Tiny House

The Cabin of Curiosities sounds like something out of a fairy tale, but it’s real – even if its appearance is reminiscent of fairy tales, too. The small 3D printed cabin is the latest project of Emerging Objects, which has been known to 3D print some curiosities in the past. Emerging Objects is based in […]

The Cabin of Curiosities sounds like something out of a fairy tale, but it’s real – even if its appearance is reminiscent of fairy tales, too. The small 3D printed cabin is the latest project of Emerging Objects, which has been known to 3D print some...
Netherlands: CONCR3DE Uses Abandoned Materials for More Environmentally Conscious 3D Printing with Concrete

Netherlands: CONCR3DE Uses Abandoned Materials for More Environmentally Conscious 3D Printing with Concrete

New companies like Netherlands-based CONCR3DE are showing us exactly how 3D printing will change so many industries—with concrete and construction at the top of the list. With the ability to use sustainable concrete for the parts they make at their Rotterdam facility, the CONCR3DE team has been involved in several innovative projects—one of which earned […]

New companies like Netherlands-based CONCR3DE are showing us exactly how 3D printing will change so many industries—with concrete and construction at the top of the list. With the ability to use sustainable concrete for the parts they make at their Rotterdam facility,...
Professor Reveals the History of Architecture in One 3D Printed Model

Professor Reveals the History of Architecture in One 3D Printed Model

Architectural styles have changed over time, just as trends relating to almost anything change. To really follow the progress of architectural evolution, you’d have to look at a lot of buildings and examine how different elements shift into new styles, new methods of construction. Sometimes the shift can be dramatic, but if you line up […]

Architectural styles have changed over time, just as trends relating to almost anything change. To really follow the progress of architectural evolution, you’d have to look at a lot of buildings and examine how different elements shift into new styles, new...
3D Printing Brings Modena Cathedral to Fingertips of Visually Impaired

3D Printing Brings Modena Cathedral to Fingertips of Visually Impaired

3D printing has proved time and again to be an excellent resource for sharing visual material with people who cannot see it. Printing 3D versions of paintings, providing sculptural versions of ultrasound imagery, or simply creating replicas of objects too delicate to be touched themselves has repeatedly shown the technology to be a valuable tool […]

3D printing has proved time and again to be an excellent resource for sharing visual material with people who cannot see it. Printing 3D versions of paintings, providing sculptural versions of ultrasound imagery, or simply creating replicas of objects too delicate to...
Homed Project Uses 3D Printing to Provide Temporary Accommodation for Homeless

Homed Project Uses 3D Printing to Provide Temporary Accommodation for Homeless

Every major city has problems with homelessness. New York City, however, is one of the worst: the Coalition for the Homeless estimates that more than 61,000 people are sleeping in the city’s homeless shelters every night, with thousands more spending the nights on the streets, subways, or other public spaces. The problem is a complicated […]

Every major city has problems with homelessness. New York City, however, is one of the worst: the Coalition for the Homeless estimates that more than 61,000 people are sleeping in the city’s homeless shelters every night, with thousands more spending the nights...
Proposal Uses 3D Printing to Rebuild Mosul

Proposal Uses 3D Printing to Rebuild Mosul

This year, the Iraqi army defeated the Islamic State in Mosul. ISIS took over the city in June 2014 and held it for three years until the army pushed them out. It was a great day for the inhabitants of the city, but also a bittersweet one, as ISIS left a swath of devastation in […]

This year, the Iraqi army defeated the Islamic State in Mosul. ISIS took over the city in June 2014 and held it for three years until the army pushed them out. It was a great day for the inhabitants of the city, but also a bittersweet one, as ISIS left a swath of...
Cucuyo: New Museum Café is a Functional 3D Printed Work of Art

Cucuyo: New Museum Café is a Functional 3D Printed Work of Art

“Cucuyo” means firefly in Spanish, and fireflies are what inspired the design of Cucuyo, the newest café at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). The mobile café resembles a glistening cocoon, and it’s both a work of art and a dining option, serving coffee, sandwiches and other light fare. Managed by Starr Catering Group, the structure looks like […]

“Cucuyo” means firefly in Spanish, and fireflies are what inspired the design of Cucuyo, the newest café at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). The mobile café resembles a glistening cocoon, and it’s both a work of art and a dining option, serving coffee,...
3Dealise and Arup Take a Hybrid Approach to Architectural 3D Printing

3Dealise and Arup Take a Hybrid Approach to Architectural 3D Printing

Generative design is a computational design approach that mimics the evolutionary designs of nature. Designers input their design goals and parameters into generative design software, which uses cloud computing to explore and test all possible solutions and generating alternatives to aspects that don’t work. The designer then chooses the solution that works best for the […]

Generative design is a computational design approach that mimics the evolutionary designs of nature. Designers input their design goals and parameters into generative design software, which uses cloud computing to explore and test all possible solutions and generating...
3D Printed Pavilion Contains 2,000 Unique Bricks

3D Printed Pavilion Contains 2,000 Unique Bricks

Bricks, typically, are pretty uniform. Some of them may be a bit smaller or larger, but overall they tend to be the same rectangular shape. That’s not the case with the bricks in a recently built pavilion in Hong Kong. This pavilion, named the Ceramic Constellation Pavilion, is made up of about 2,000 bricks, each […]

Bricks, typically, are pretty uniform. Some of them may be a bit smaller or larger, but overall they tend to be the same rectangular shape. That’s not the case with the bricks in a recently built pavilion in Hong Kong. This pavilion, named the Ceramic...
3D Printed Translucent Building Façades Let the Light In

3D Printed Translucent Building Façades Let the Light In

Imagine being in a building in which soft light comes in on all sides. It’s fully protected from the elements, private, and enclosed, but translucent. That’s the concept that researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed. Using a 3D printer, they have created a sample of a building façade that is both translucent […]

Imagine being in a building in which soft light comes in on all sides. It’s fully protected from the elements, private, and enclosed, but translucent. That’s the concept that researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed. Using a...
World’s First Robotic 3D Printed Modified Plastic Footbridges on Display at Tongji University

World’s First Robotic 3D Printed Modified Plastic Footbridges on Display at Tongji University

When we talk about 3D printed bridges, they’re usually made out of heavy construction materials, like concrete or steel. But recently, Tongji University’s College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) unveiled the first robotic 3D printed bridges, which were made using modified plastic. The two black footbridges, which span 4 meters and 11 meters, graced the […]

When we talk about 3D printed bridges, they’re usually made out of heavy construction materials, like concrete or steel. But recently, Tongji University’s College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) unveiled the first robotic 3D printed bridges,...
3D Printing News Briefs: May 5, 2017

3D Printing News Briefs: May 5, 2017

In this week’s second helping of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about challenges and awards, 3D printer distribution, and a little business. Airwolf 3D is sponsoring the fourth annual ocMaker Challenge, the first 3D printed home in America wins an award, and Mouser Electronics has released video footage of the winning ISS Design Challenge […]

In this week’s second helping of 3D Printing News Briefs, we’re talking about challenges and awards, 3D printer distribution, and a little business. Airwolf 3D is sponsoring the fourth annual ocMaker Challenge, the first 3D printed home in America wins an...
Virtual Drones Zoom Around 3D Printed Dronopod in Downtown Knoxville

Virtual Drones Zoom Around 3D Printed Dronopod in Downtown Knoxville

Imagine your hometown in the future -what does it look like? You may picture a high-tech makeover a la The Jetsons or Futurama, or maybe you’re just imagining a few changes – after all, we’re pretty high-tech already, in many places. It’s not too hard to picture a city with drones zooming all around it, […]

Imagine your hometown in the future -what does it look like? You may picture a high-tech makeover a la The Jetsons or Futurama, or maybe you’re just imagining a few changes – after all, we’re pretty high-tech already, in many places. It’s not...
Live Entirely Off the Grid in a 3D Printed PassivDom Smart House

Live Entirely Off the Grid in a 3D Printed PassivDom Smart House

I’ve often dreamed about living “off the grid.” Particularly when I’m stressed, I fantasize about building a cabin in the woods, far from other humans, and just living a quiet, disconnected life among the trees. Of course, that’s not exactly realistic – my work depends on the Internet, and I do like social interaction most […]

I’ve often dreamed about living “off the grid.” Particularly when I’m stressed, I fantasize about building a cabin in the woods, far from other humans, and just living a quiet, disconnected life among the trees. Of course, that’s not...
IAAC Demonstrates Effectiveness of 3D Printed Robotic Construction Using Little More Than Soil

IAAC Demonstrates Effectiveness of 3D Printed Robotic Construction Using Little More Than Soil

Out of all the industries that have adopted 3D printing, construction was one of the slower ones to begin integrating the technology. As an old, long-established industry, the field of construction was somewhat resistant to change – but when it did begin opening up to new ideas and technology such as 3D printing, it seemed […]

Out of all the industries that have adopted 3D printing, construction was one of the slower ones to begin integrating the technology. As an old, long-established industry, the field of construction was somewhat resistant to change – but when it did begin opening...
3D Printing in Art and Architecture: Miles Gertler Explores the Familiar and Unfamiliar

3D Printing in Art and Architecture: Miles Gertler Explores the Familiar and Unfamiliar

Form and function are two important aspects of any design, whether for art or architecture (or anything in between). When bringing that design into the third dimension, 3D printing helps to ensure that the two do not have to be mutually exclusive, as sometimes function can follow form, or vice versa — or the two […]

Form and function are two important aspects of any design, whether for art or architecture (or anything in between). When bringing that design into the third dimension, 3D printing helps to ensure that the two do not have to be mutually exclusive, as sometimes...
3D Printing and Biomimetic Research Combine to Create Lightweight Architecture Prototype: Trabeculae Pavilion

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 WASP’s Delta 3D printers by creating ceramic designs. Obviously, the university appreciates the WASP technology, because just a few days ago, it was announced that the […]

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 WASP’s Delta 3D printers by creating ceramic designs....
3D Printing is Behind Miniature Malaysian Wonderland

3D Printing is Behind Miniature Malaysian Wonderland

Today it seems that 3D printing is making the world go ‘round in so many ways—even those created in miniature. While we see the technology making substantial impacts in industry, many other fields are being affected positively too. Both architecture and construction are great examples of this, allowing for prototypes and models to be created […]

Today it seems that 3D printing is making the world go ‘round in so many ways—even those created in miniature. While we see the technology making substantial impacts in industry, many other fields are being affected positively too. Both architecture and construction...
Filigreed Firewall is a Striking Example of What 3D Printers Can Create With Concrete

Filigreed Firewall is a Striking Example of What 3D Printers Can Create With Concrete

Concrete is always something I’ve thought of as functional, solid, and utilitarian, but never beautiful or artistic. You pour concrete, it hardens, and you have a good, sturdy wall or sidewalk that serves its purpose, but doesn’t possess any kind of character or uniqueness unless a few kids get there before it dries to leave […]

Concrete is always something I’ve thought of as functional, solid, and utilitarian, but never beautiful or artistic. You pour concrete, it hardens, and you have a good, sturdy wall or sidewalk that serves its purpose, but doesn’t possess any kind of...
Drones Assist in Creating 3D Models of Homes

Drones Assist in Creating 3D Models of Homes

In the 16th century in the Netherlands, better off members of the newly emerging merchant class often had perfect wooden replicas of their homes made. These miniature houses weren’t created to be left in the hands of grubby handed children as dollhouses, but rather were symbols of the pride that people took in their homes […]

In the 16th century in the Netherlands, better off members of the newly emerging merchant class often had perfect wooden replicas of their homes made. These miniature houses weren’t created to be left in the hands of grubby handed children as dollhouses, but...
3D Printed Concrete Pedestrian Bridge Built in Madrid, City Representatives Call It a 3D Printing Milestone

3D Printed Concrete Pedestrian Bridge Built in Madrid, City Representatives Call It a 3D Printing Milestone

3D printing is great for creating small things, like handheld figurines, but it’s also helping to develop and create really large objects as well, such as cars, and even houses built out of concrete. Concrete may not be the first material that comes to mind when you think about 3D printing, but it’s becoming widespread; it’s even […]

3D printing is great for creating small things, like handheld figurines, but it’s also helping to develop and create really large objects as well, such as cars, and even houses built out of concrete. Concrete may not be the first material that comes to mind when...
3D Printing to Lead to “Faster, Cheaper, Better” Commercial Real Estate — A Few Questions For: Deloitte

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 more regularity in architecture, from models to fully finished buildings made via a growing number of materials, from concrete to clay. As with any major […]

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 more regularity in architecture, from models to fully...
Architect Dr. James Gardiner Revolutionizes Construction and Coral Reefs Through 3D Printing

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 to coral reefs. The nature of 3D printing tends to make everyone think big, but Dr. Gardiner thinks even bigger than most. His employer, Laing […]

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 to coral reefs. The nature of 3D printing tends to...
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