3d printed architecture

There’s Still Time to Enter Branch Technology’s Freeform Home Design Challenge

We first covered Chatanooga-based 3D design and printing innovator Branch Technology here last July, when the company successfully built 3D printed walls using the world’s largest freeform 3D printer. This was a first for international…

Netherlands Leads the Council of the European Union from a 3D Printed, Recyclable Building

As humanity becomes more aware of the damage we’re doing to the environment, we are scrambling to find ways to fix it. There are more recycling options than ever before;…

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…

The Sky is the Limit for 3D Printing Company Branch Technology

With 3D printing technology becoming capable of printing larger and larger objects, it’s not too much of a stretch to imagine a 3D printed skyscraper in the future. We’ve been hearing…

Burgeoning Brazil: 3DBlento Designer 3D Prints Intricate Architectural & Engineering Designs, Creates Animation & More

As one of the top five emerging markets, Brazil is a giant in South America regarding size, economy, rich natural resources–and a sophisticated and diverse population. In a country that’s…

3D Printed Arabesque Wall: Old Architectural Forms Meet Avant-Garde Design

This past summer, from mid-May to late-August, an important 3D printing exhibition in Toronto, Canada titled “3DXL” was the venue for some of the most extraordinary, large-scale, 3D printed architectural…

Heijmans Contest Seeks the 3D Printed Wall Cladding of the Future

Heijmans is a construction company from the Netherlands, and together with 3D print luminaries DUS Architects and 3D Hubs, they’re sponsoring a 3D print contest. You may be familiar with Heijmans…

Sleek, Modular & Magnetic 3D Printed Construction Sets Allow You to Design Your Next Home

Do it yourself projects and ideas for the home years ago were often relegated to handymen and construction types who took care of business out of sight in grimy garage workshops,…

WASP Makes Progress on House 3D Printing With Modular Printed Reinforced Concrete Beams

Most of us are aware that as 3D printing begins to pave over traditional methods of manufacturing in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, and more, and that some big–and very…

Could NYC’s Skyline One Day Be 3D Printed? Texas A&M Students Explore Vertical & Virtual Density

“Architects tend to draw what they can build, and build what they can draw.” – William J. Mitchell What if the cityscape of New York were to one day resemble…

Chopsticks & Glue: Japanese Researchers Unveil Unique 3D Printing Method

In a recent paper by researcher Hironori Yoshida and his colleagues, titled ‘Architecture-Scale Human-Assisted Additive Manufacturing,’ the authors outline how they physically tackled a combination of relevant subjects and issues, regarding the…

Lab3d Prints The Side of a Prototype Building, Including Insulation, Piping, Window Frames & More

The construction industry has been rather stagnant for the past several decades, perhaps even longer. When you look at how a home is built today, in comparison to how they…

Future Buildings to be 3D Printed Out of Rubber Tires, Salt, Paper & More – Ronald Rael’s REAL 2015 Presentation

Emerging Objects is a company that we have covered many times in the past couple of years. They have been on the cutting edge of 3D printing, bringing to fruition…

UK Student Develops 3D Printable Post-Disaster ‘Modushelter,’ Solving Challenges in Refugee Housing

Most disaster issues can affect people all over the world and depending on where you live, you probably have some inkling of how difficult it is to be forced from…

London’s Strawberry Hill House Uses 3D Printing for Visually Impaired Tours

London’s Strawberry Hill was built by Horace Walpole in 1747 and is internationally known as a prototypical gothic revival house. Having recently undergone restoration to maintain its 18th century character, it…

These 3D Printed Building Snaps Together in Minutes, Can Be Packed Up in Trunk of Car

While that wave of the future just keeps cresting and breaking into a flood of innovations and changes for the world, most are greatly enjoying the very interesting ride–and improving…

hsbLABS: Transforming Architectural Home Drawings into 3D Printed Models that Snap Together

hsbLABS – the R&D division of hsbCAD – has developed a new software application that takes 3D architectural models and makes them 3D printable. And it goes even further than that:…

Architects to Prepare Massive 3D Printed Replica of Moldova’s Capital City, Chișinău

Not only do we live in an incredibly progressive and changing world, we have multiple ways to check it out as it looks in real time, seeing the big picture…

3D Printed Cities — Ittyblox Offers Manhattan’s Flatiron Building in Miniature Form on Kickstarter

Do you have one of those amusing and somewhat irritating snobby city friends — or are you one of those people — who thinks absolutely nothing can top the fine cuisine, upscale shopping,…

Synthesis Architects & Stratasys Work Together on 3D Printed Ergonomic Rocking Chair

Artists, designers, craftsmen, and the like will all find ways to express their creativity no matter the tool set, but their quest to continually innovate has through the centuries been…

Bent Watches & Cats in Rocking Chairs — Paul Kweton’s 3D Printed Designs

Designer and Houston-based, Austrian architect Paul Kweton builds some very intriguing and playful furnishings and watches. Kweton, a former Digital Media Assistant at the Rice University School of Architecture in…

Filipino Architects at WTA Studios Present Stunning 3D Presentation of Manila’s Growth

With the reliance of 3D models in architecture, 3D printing inserted itself into the field almost instantly, attracting architects and professionals already using traditional methods to produce tangible models for…

A Room So Quiet It Will Make You Crazy — Foteini Setaki and 3D Printing Will Change What You Hear

There’s a room in Minneapolis, Minnesota so quiet that, should anyone sit inside it long enough, they’ll begin to hallucinate and beg to be set free from the horror. Lined…

The 3D Printed Solar Bytes Pavilion Records the Day and Plays It Back at Night

Brian Peters is the co-founder of DesignLabWorkshop, and he’s spent the last few years working with 3D printers in his architectural explorations. As part of a month and a half…