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24 3D Architectural Projects

From Martian Desert Colonies to Habitable Housing

— January 11, 2018 — Eco
The evolution and popularity of 3D printing has steadily facilitated an abundance of futuristic architectural projects, that allow the discipline to explore buildings from a completely different perspective. By inputting mathematical coordinates and artistic preferences within a 3D computer software, architects are capable of exploring and customizing their scale models to perfection prior the printing process. With the help of 3D technology, futuristic architecture has been able to efficiently test Mars Colony settlements, rebuild historical sites for immersive learning experiences, and unlock immense potential with "living architecture" sculptures.

The innovative practice coincides with the notion of sustainability as it has the potential to utilize recycled plastic and create biodegradable furniture designs. In addition, futuristic architectural projects are eerily appealing to a large demographic and harbor many options for creative expressions.
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Printed Architectural Sundials
Printed Architectural Sundials
Arup's 3D-Printed Outdoor Sundial Morphs with New Solar Data
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3D-Printed Metal Bridges
3D-Printed Metal Bridges
MX3D Has Begun Construction on the World's First 3D-Printed Metal Bridge
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Rotund 3D-Printed Residences
Rotund 3D-Printed Residences
Apis Cor's Printed House Took Just 24 Hours to Create
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3D-Printed Concrete Architecture
3D-Printed Concrete Architecture
The Fossilized Project Creates Decorative Designs for Buildings
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3D-Printed Office Buildings
3D-Printed Office Buildings
The Dubai Future Foundation Opts For Cost-Effective Printed Materials
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3D-Printed Micro-Neighborhoods
3D-Printed Micro-Neighborhoods
These Hexagonal Units are Proposed as a Housing Crisis Solution
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3D-Printed Concrete Bridges
3D-Printed Concrete Bridges
The Gemert Will House is the First Bridge Made with This Technique
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Crystallized Community Pavilions
Crystallized Community Pavilions
DUS Architects' Latest Project Boasts 3D-Printed Elements
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Printed Brick Pavilions
Printed Brick Pavilions
The 'Ceramic Constellation Pavilion' Features 2,000 Printed Clay Bricks
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Printed Courtyard Villas
Printed Courtyard Villas
This 3D-Printed Architecture Project Avoids Conventional Construction
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3D-Printed Public Housing
3D-Printed Public Housing
Singapore is Developing Plans for 3D-Printed Houses
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3D-Printed Bus Shelters
3D-Printed Bus Shelters
China Now Has a City Bus Shelter Created with Additive Manufacturing
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3D-Printed Cafe Bars
3D-Printed Cafe Bars
MX3D's 'Cucuyo' is a Cocoon-Shaped Outdoor Grab-and-Go Cafe
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3D-Printed Salon Illuminators
3D-Printed Salon Illuminators
'IL Y A LA COUPE' Features a Bold Salon Lighting Sculpture
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Martian Desert Colonies
Martian Desert Colonies
Prototypes for the 3D-Printed Mars Colony Will Be Tested in the Mojave
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3D-Printed Smart Cities
3D-Printed Smart Cities
Cazza Construction's 3D Printing Concept Looks to the Future of Design
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Webbed Building Materials
Webbed Building Materials
'Growing Systems' Uses 3D Printing to Build Unique Structures
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Biodegradable 3D-Printed Chairs
Biodegradable 3D-Printed Chairs
The 'Claw' Two-Legged Chair Features a Porous Aesthetic
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Geometrical Origami Decor
Geometrical Origami Decor
'Wood-Skin' can Fold into Limitless 3D Tiling Designs
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3D-Printed Straw Shelters
3D-Printed Straw Shelters
This New Shelter is Made Of Straw and Clay and Features 135 Layers
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3D-Printed Concrete Architecture
3D-Printed Concrete Architecture
This Team is Revolutionizing 3D-Printed Buildings by Using Layers
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3D-Printed Home Concepts
3D-Printed Home Concepts
This 3D-Printed Freeform House Maximizes Curb Appeal
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Living Architectural Structures
Living Architectural Structures
PBAI's 'Astrocyte' Features 3D-Printed Lights, Sensors and AI
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Printed Concrete Micro-Homes
Printed Concrete Micro-Homes
This Concrete Tiny House Was 3D-Printed in Just 24 Hours
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