Printed Architecture

The 3D printing boom sees the practice expand into structural design

Implications - The need for quick and economical housing solutions is rising steadily as more consumers move into cities on a global level, which has prompted 3D printed architecture. The further expansion of the technology into the design sector decentralizes manufacturing to create a flexible market ready for the future of development.
SCORE: 8.6
This Quarter and V. Hot Top 6 Examples: 31,818 Total Clicks Mar 14 - Jun 16
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3D Printed Roofing - This Startup Provides Locally Sourced Roof Material in Developing Countries
SCORE: 7.7
Viral 6,365 Clicks Pub: Nov 12, 14
3D Printed Roofing
This Startup Provides Locally Sourced Roof Material in Developing Countries
This startup is trying to address the corrugated, non-insulated, rusty iron roofs prevalent in developing countries by using 3D printing technology to provide different roof material. Resilient... [More]
3D-Printed Home Concepts - This 3D-Printed Freeform House Maximizes Curb Appeal
SCORE: 9.4
This Quarter and Viral 2,914 Clicks Pub: Jun 8, 16
3D-Printed Home Concepts
This 3D-Printed Freeform House Maximizes Curb Appeal
WATG Urban Architecture Studio recently won a design competition for its proposal for this 3D-printed home. The home will be entitled ‘Curve Appeal’ and is a large arching building... [More]
Printed Concrete Micro-Homes - This Concrete Tiny House Was 3D-Printed in Just 24 Hours
SCORE: 9.7
This Quarter and Viral 5,075 Clicks Pub: Jun 20, 16
Printed Concrete Micro-Homes
This Concrete Tiny House Was 3D-Printed in Just 24 Hours
This concrete tiny house might not look like much, but it’s a marvel of 3D-printed architecture. The structure was created by a 3D concrete printer called the Vesta in just 24 hours—the... [More]
3D-Printed Desert Tower - The Sand Babel Earns Honorable Mention in 2014 Skyscraper Competition
SCORE: 6.3
Hot 6,817 Clicks Pub: Mar 27, 14
3D-Printed Desert Tower
The Sand Babel Earns Honorable Mention in 2014 Skyscraper Competition
If Sand Babel received an honorable mention in eVolo magazine’s 2014 Skyscraper Competition, a contest recognizing novel ideas for vertical living, then the winner must have been spectacular.... [More]
3D-Printed Houses - This 3D Printer Can Build Ten Houses in a Day Using Recycled Materials
SCORE: 6.2
Hot 10,061 Clicks Pub: Apr 24, 14
3D-Printed Houses
This 3D Printer Can Build Ten Houses in a Day Using Recycled Materials
China-based company Winsun demonstrated the impressive capabilities of its giant 3D printer by using it to construct ten 3D-printed houses in less than 24 hours. The homes are largely constructed... [More]
3D-Printed Public Housing - Singapore is Developing Plans for 3D-Printed Houses
SCORE: 5.3
This Year and Warm 586 Clicks Pub: Feb 23, 16
3D-Printed Public Housing
Singapore is Developing Plans for 3D-Printed Houses
With the rise of additive manufacturing, Singapore has become a hub for 3D printing—now, there are even plans in progress for 3D-printed houses to be developed for the public. Nanyang... [More]