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: 6.3
This Year and Mild Top 4 Examples: 10,124 Total Clicks Jan 14 - Aug 14
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3D-Printed Desert Tower - The Sand Babel Earns Honorable Mention in 2014 Skyscraper Competition
SCORE: 7.5
This Year and Hot 4,065 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: 7.5
This Year and Hot 4,987 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]
Concrete 3D-Printed Houses - Contour Crafting Could Produce 3D-Printed House Designs in 24 Hours
SCORE: 4.7
This Year and Untested 613 Clicks Pub: Jan 22, 14
Concrete 3D-Printed Houses
Contour Crafting Could Produce 3D-Printed House Designs in 24 Hours
Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis of the University of Southern California developed a technology called “Contour Crafting,” a technology that will be able to construct a 3D-printed house within 24... [More]
3D-Printed Castles - This Concrete Castle Design is Made Entirely From 3D-Printed Blocks
SCORE: 3.3
This Year and Untested 459 Clicks Pub: Aug 26, 14
3D-Printed Castles
This Concrete Castle Design is Made Entirely From 3D-Printed Blocks
Andrey Rudenko has spent the last couple of years building a massive concrete castle design in his backyard exclusively using 3D-printing. This unbelievably massive castle is finally complete... [More]
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