3d printed architecture

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

Branch Technology Announces Winners of Freeform Home Design Challenge

Last July, Chattanooga startup Branch Technology launched a competition challenging participants to use the company’s patented Cellular Fabrication technology to design a 3D printed single-family home that “rethinks traditional aesthetics, ergonomics, construction,…

SD3D Makes Their Own Version of the Big City with 3D Printed Metropolis Showing Off Aon Insurance Services

3D printing is—as we know—revolutionary, transformative, allows us to enter a new realm of imagination and invention—and can be both extremely functional and downright fun. Offering the latest in mind-blowing creations,…

Pixelstone: A Unique Brick 3D Printer That Could Change the Face of Construction

I’ve always loved the look of brick, whether on buildings or streets. There are still a few brick roads in my area, which I love – the color, the feel,…

WASP BigDelta Gets Ready to 3D Print an Entire Italian Village

Everyone likes to fantasize about a utopia, where everyone gets along, everyone is happy, and there is no war, injustice or suffering. Most religions teach the concept of some sort…

The Jamming Phenomenon: 3D Printing with String & Rocks May Change the Face of Architecture

Just pull the string and the whole thing comes down. While that’s some highly engineered string, the concept may simplify the world of architecture and construction in terms of materials…

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…

Singapore Developing Plans for 3D Printed Public Housing

Singapore has been one of the busiest locations in the 3D printing industry lately. The city-state has made 3D printing a major priority, with several large centers and organizations dedicated…