3d printed architecture

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

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 innovative and affordable infrastructure. What once began as more of a conceptual idea is now starting to come to full fruition. We’ve already seen the […]

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 innovative and affordable infrastructure. What once began as more of a...
Graduate Student Plans to Use 3D Printing in Self-Sustaining Quarry Project in Rio de Janeiro

Graduate Student Plans to Use 3D Printing in Self-Sustaining Quarry Project in Rio de Janeiro

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are well underway, and while we’ve all been cheering on our country’s top gymnasts, swimmers, runners, and other world-class athletes, 3D printing technology has revealed itself useful in a number of ways. In fact, before the Olympics even started, we learned that 3D printing technology would play a major […]

The Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are well underway, and while we’ve all been cheering on our country’s top gymnasts, swimmers, runners, and other world-class athletes, 3D printing technology has revealed itself useful in a number of ways. In fact, before the...
The WASP BigDelta Takes Starring Role in Building Shamballa, 3D Printed DIY Village with New Economic Vision

The WASP BigDelta Takes Starring Role in Building Shamballa, 3D Printed DIY Village with New Economic Vision

The first 3D printed village is underway. And while some may have been wondering exactly how such a massive project was actually going to happen, as work begins, that seems quite apparent: one house at a time. With the first nearly underway, the WASP team is coordinating with the municipality of Massa Lombarda (Ravenna), Italy as […]

The first 3D printed village is underway. And while some may have been wondering exactly how such a massive project was actually going to happen, as work begins, that seems quite apparent: one house at a time. With the first nearly underway, the WASP team is...
3D Systems Helps Wyma Engineering Print Scaled Model of Their Warehouse

3D Systems Helps Wyma Engineering Print Scaled Model of Their Warehouse

As 3D printing moves towards higher-quality details and more compatibility with multiple colors, the architectural industry has found this emerging technology to be an adequate tool for creating realistic 3D scaled models of their blueprint plans. In the past, we’ve seen Materialise’s Magics Software showcase the ability to efficiently create 3D printed architectural models, while companies […]

As 3D printing moves towards higher-quality details and more compatibility with multiple colors, the architectural industry has found this emerging technology to be an adequate tool for creating realistic 3D scaled models of their blueprint plans. In the past, we’ve...
3D Printed, Livable Tiny House Built in Only 24 Hours by the Vesta V2 Concrete Printer

3D Printed, Livable Tiny House Built in Only 24 Hours by the Vesta V2 Concrete Printer

There’s something very alluring about the tiny house movement currently growing in the United States. I can’t imagine living long-term in one of the miniature structures, which tend to measure 400 square feet or less, but I really like the idea of it, and I think the overall trend of downsizing and trying to live […]

There’s something very alluring about the tiny house movement currently growing in the United States. I can’t imagine living long-term in one of the miniature structures, which tend to measure 400 square feet or less, but I really like the idea of it, and...
Chinese Construction Company 3D Prints an Entire Two-Story House On-Site in 45 Days

Chinese Construction Company 3D Prints an Entire Two-Story House On-Site in 45 Days

How long does it take to build a house? Obviously it depends on the size of the house and other factors, but somewhere around six or seven months is a good estimate. Chinese construction company HuaShang Tengda thinks that’s pretty funny, and have essentially laughed in the face of traditional construction by 3D printing a 400-square-meter, two-story […]

How long does it take to build a house? Obviously it depends on the size of the house and other factors, but somewhere around six or seven months is a good estimate. Chinese construction company HuaShang Tengda thinks that’s pretty funny, and have essentially...
Dubai Inaugurates First 3D Printed Office Building, Constructed in 17 Days

Dubai Inaugurates First 3D Printed Office Building, Constructed in 17 Days

On hearing mention of Dubai, most of us envision celebrated and extravagant lifestyles featuring piles of gold and private jets, lavish spreads of wealth, and unfathomable luxury, prominently on display for all to envy. This city, the most populated within the entire United Arab Emirates, is of course also a mega-hub for global business dealings—all of which […]

On hearing mention of Dubai, most of us envision celebrated and extravagant lifestyles featuring piles of gold and private jets, lavish spreads of wealth, and unfathomable luxury, prominently on display for all to envy. This city, the most populated within the entire...
Castles in the Sand: Adam Kushner Discusses 3D Printing Architecture at Inside 3D Printing New York

Castles in the Sand: Adam Kushner Discusses 3D Printing Architecture at Inside 3D Printing New York

One of my great passions is my love of architecture. My father had his own architectural practice for nearly 40 years and my grandfather had his own architectural firm, too. You could say that architecture is in the blood. My father took me to his shopping center, supermarket and office building projects while they were […]

One of my great passions is my love of architecture. My father had his own architectural practice for nearly 40 years and my grandfather had his own architectural firm, too. You could say that architecture is in the blood. My father took me to his shopping center,...
Thai Company SCG Develops Custom 3D Printable Cement for 3D Printing Houses and Structures

Thai Company SCG Develops Custom 3D Printable Cement for 3D Printing Houses and Structures

While 3D printing homes still sounds like something that only happens in science fiction, the technology is coming along nicely. There are naturally a few hurdles to overcome before it becomes commonplace, but most of the pieces are already in place. Companies have developed large robots capable of acting as large-scale 3D printers, and new […]

While 3D printing homes still sounds like something that only happens in science fiction, the technology is coming along nicely. There are naturally a few hurdles to overcome before it becomes commonplace, but most of the pieces are already in place. Companies have...

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