architecture

A Big Year for the 3D Printing Pen: 3Doodler Start Wins Toy of the Year Award at Toy Fair 2017

3D printing isn’t all fun and games. There’s a steep learning curve, prints don’t come out perfect every time and 3D modeling isn’t for the faint-hearted. At least, that’s the…

Europe Looks to Take the Lead in 3D Printed Construction Disruption

It’s hard to find a topic these days that lies outside of the conversation surrounding 3D printing. So it comes as no surprise that countries around the world are making efforts…

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…

Digital Fabrication in Architecture and 3D Printing Materials in Focus at AAAS Annual Meeting

The use of 3D printing in the construction field is not a new thing – there are 3D printed office buildings and laboratories, a 9-foot-tall 3D printed pavilion, 3D printed…

Morphi Releases Augmented Reality Viewer for Their 3D Modeling Apps and Teases Upcoming Releases

While it’s easy to find free 3D models online for 3D printing or other uses, there are limits to what you can reasonably expect to find. For example, if you have…

A 20th Century Bullring Reimagined as a 21st Century Drone Station

Bullfights arouse strong feelings on both sides. Their aficionados see them as a place of near reverence, where animal and man engage in an athletic dance summoning the shadows of…

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 Helps Reimagine Relationships with Industry

Before the rise of mass industry, the urban centers were desirable locations for shop keeps and wealthy citizens who could afford to be, and greatly desired to be, near the…

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…

Stunning Energy-Efficient Roof Replicated in Equally Stunning 3D Printed Scale Model from ARRK

Athens, Greece is a tourist draw for a number of reasons – one of the biggest, and most obvious, being its historical sites. But while the Parthenon may be enough…

Syska Hennessy Group Continues Involvement in Dubai’s 3D Printed Office Building

The United Arab Emirates is like the cool kid in a Disney movie, if you can ignore a series of societal problems that it represents, you can’t help but be…

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…

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,…

Delicious Designs: New York Architect/Café Owner Uses 3D Printer to Create Architectural Chocolate

Not only does 3D printing open new creative doors in just about every industry, it also enables entrepreneurs to combine aspects of seemingly disparate industries into new and exciting businesses….

Less Than Two Weeks Left to Enter Stratasys’ Extreme Redesign 3D Printing Challenge

As of late, many of the “big boys” of 3D printing have seen their stocks take a precipitous plunge. The prevailing wisdom is that even the desktop 3D printing market…

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;…

3D Printed Houses Promise More Jobs on and with Local Soil

Rather than thinking of 3D printing as the latest manufacturing technique that will eventually trump all others, some believe it is more important to truly understand what 3D printing can…

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…

Another Hermit Crab Gets a New Home in a 3D Printed Japanese Wedding Chapel Shell

Almost exactly one year ago, we covered Japanese artist Aki Inomata’s fascinating project to 3D print hermit crab shells in the forms of various iconic skylines. Those tiny crawling cityscapes, printed…

3D Printed Chess Set Explores Juxtaposition Between Old and New in Milan

Some of the buildings in Italy are the oldest standing structures in the Western world. Thousands of years of history are sprinkled throughout the country, from the Roman Empire to…

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…