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27 Examples of 3D-Printed Architecture

From 3D-Printed Mud Houses to Snaking 3D-Printed Homes

— January 14, 2015 — Eco
There are a number of examples of 3D-printed architecture, each of which is testament to how technology is making complicated and long-winded processes easier, quicker and better.

While 3d-printed architecture is not going to replace conventional architecture any time soon or indeed ever, it does have a wide variety of advantages. For one, buildings and structures built using 3D printers are a lot less labor-intensive as a machine -- the 3D printer -- is used to print out the various parts and components. Secondly, 3D printing guarantees a high level of precision and accuracy as components are being printed out by a machine which has been fed certain specifications.

This sort of architecture is particularly catching on in the area of prefab architecture, and is useful when you need to construct a structure at short notice.
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Miniature Building Robots
Miniature Building Robots
The Minibuilder Robots Can 3D-Print Large-Scale Structures
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Concrete 3D-Printed Houses
Concrete 3D-Printed Houses
Contour Crafting Could Produce 3D-Printed House Designs in 24 Hours
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Snaking 3D-Printed Homes
Snaking 3D-Printed Homes
The Landscape House by Enrico Dini Will Be the First of Its Kind
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3D-Printed Sand Structures
3D-Printed Sand Structures
The Stone Spray Robot Organically Creates a Sand Bridge in the Desert
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3D-Printed Cave Constructions
3D-Printed Cave Constructions
The ProtoHouse by Softkill Design
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Computer-Crafted Sculptures
Computer-Crafted Sculptures
Nick Ervink's Cross Media Creations are Modernizing Sculpting
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3D-Printed Salt Igloos
3D-Printed Salt Igloos
The Saltygloo by Emerging Objects is a Sustainable Structure
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Open Source Abodes
Open Source Abodes
Construct an Entire House on the Cheap with WikiHome
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Intricate 3D Printed Rooms
Intricate 3D Printed Rooms
‘Digital Grotesque’ is an Impressively Massive Sculpture
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3D-Printed Castles
3D-Printed Castles
This Concrete Castle Design is Made Entirely From 3D-Printed Blocks
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Biodegradable Forest Shelters
Biodegradable Forest Shelters
This 3D-Printed Design of Blends into the Natural Surroundings
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Honeycomb Housing Concepts
Honeycomb Housing Concepts
The Design For a Home on Mars Allows Future Humans to Live in a Beehive
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3D-Printed Dwellings
3D-Printed Dwellings
This DUS Architects Project Will Produce Polypropylene Components On-Site
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3D-Printed Sand Castle Homes
3D-Printed Sand Castle Homes
The 3M futureLab 2014 Project Creates Compact Living Spaces
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Miniature City Models
Miniature City Models
3D-Printed Futuristic Architectural Concepts are Spectacularly Sci-Fi
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Insect-Inspired Building Techniques
Insect-Inspired Building Techniques
MIT Research Allows Silkworm Mimicked 3D Printed Architecture
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3D Skyscraper Heels
3D Skyscraper Heels
The 'Highrise Shoes' are Futuristic Heels with an Architectural Edge
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Architectural Outdoor Initiatives
Architectural Outdoor Initiatives
Gernot Riether Creates This Eye-Catching Underwood Pavilion
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3D Printed Roofing
3D Printed Roofing
This Startup Provides Locally Sourced Roof Material in Developing Countries
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Dizzyingly Patterned Architecture
Dizzyingly Patterned Architecture
The Ravensbourne College Holds Digital Media & Design Faculties
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Enchanting Biodegradable Structures
Enchanting Biodegradable Structures
The Echoviren Pavilion Will Decompose in Less Than 50 Years
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3D-Printed Desert Tower
3D-Printed Desert Tower
The Sand Babel Earns Honorable Mention in 2014 Skyscraper Competition
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3D-Printed Mansions
3D-Printed Mansions
This House Created by Winsun Shows Off Design, 3D-Printed Materials
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3D-Printed Houses
3D-Printed Houses
This 3D Printer Can Build Ten Houses in a Day Using Recycled Materials
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Rapidly 3D-Printed Homes
Rapidly 3D-Printed Homes
A Chinese Company Constructed Ten 3D-Printed Homes In Less Than 24 Hours
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Printable Architecture
Printable Architecture
The Enrico Dini 3D Printed Building is the First of its Kind
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3D-Printed Mud Houses
3D-Printed Mud Houses
The Wasp 3D Printers Construct Low-Cost Mud Houses
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