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: 6.1
This Year and Warm Top 6 Examples: 23,862 Total Clicks Jan 14 - Nov 14
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3D Printed Roofing - This Startup Provides Locally Sourced Roof Material in Developing Countries
SCORE: 8.5
This Year and Viral 5,810 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 Desert Tower - The Sand Babel Earns Honorable Mention in 2014 Skyscraper Competition
SCORE: 6.9
Hot 5,633 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: 6.7
Hot 7,491 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 Sand Castle Homes - The 3M futureLab 2014 Project Creates Compact Living Spaces
SCORE: 5.5
Warm 3,341 Clicks Pub: Apr 11, 14
3D-Printed Sand Castle Homes
The 3M futureLab 2014 Project Creates Compact Living Spaces
With population still on the rise and cities not getting any bigger to accommodate the masses, compact homes are becoming more and more in demand; enter the 3M futureLab 2014 project. Peter Ebner,... [More]
Concrete 3D-Printed Houses - Contour Crafting Could Produce 3D-Printed House Designs in 24 Hours
SCORE: 4.1
Untested 767 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: 2.4
Untested 820 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]