Nature is efficient, but armed with supercomputing and 3D printing, can engineers produce materials that outperform bone?
In an effort to eventually print houses, Emerging Objects is staying ahead of the curve by developing durable and renewable materials.
A 90-minute lecture by Enrico Dini, the inventor of the D-Shape, the world’s largest 3D printer, with which he intends to someday build houses.
New York’s coast has taken a beating over the years, including from Superstorm Sandy, and the D-Shape 3D printer will be used to repair some of the damage.
3D Printing buildings isn’t a new concept, but FabClay introduces an old material to automated architecture.
Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars has designed an “endless” house and he hopes to 3D print it with a D-Shape 3D printer.
In 2013 architects will have the aid of Inition’s iPad app that creates visual overlays on scale architectural models, displaying wind currents, lighting, and more.
Neri Oxman, designer, architect and founder of the Mediated Matter group at MIT’s Media Lab, on the five tenants of a new kind of architecture. Hint: it’s 3D printed.
“This is architecture of extreme integration, of nuanced transgressions of the extensive and intensive, of dipping in and out of poché space, pushing up against architectural surfaces, and reconstituting them in a more complex way….