3D Printed Meditational Cocoon in Paris by March


When it comes to architecture, professionals are using 3D printing techniques to create lots of different things. All eyes are on WinSun, the Chinese company that 3D prints entire buildings, but there are many more interesting projects to discover. A 3D printed wall? Check. Architectural artworks? Check. A 3D printed cocoon to bring you in a state of meditation? No, we haven't heard that one before. Nevertheless, this is what French company Meïsō has been working on. Their 3D printed … [Read more...]

WinSun 3D Printed Giant Apartment Building and Villa

3D printing houses; many parties are currently trying their luck with this new kind of architecture. In California there is a project called Contour Crafting which aims to one day 3D print an entire house in a single day. Well, last year a Chinese company did the exact thing that Contour Crafting was aiming at: Shanghai-based company WinSun 3D printed as many as ten houses in only a day. We initially doubted this story, but it turned out to be true. And even better: those houses only cost 4800 … [Read more...]

How 3D Printing Helped a Sculptor

3D printing techniques can help to create sculptures in a much easier and faster way. While sculptors had to do everything by hand in the past, 3D printing techniques are now helping them out. Richard Loffler is an artist who makes wildlife sculptures which are often made in large-scale sizes. He created a series of buffalo sculptures, and it took him as long as five years to finish them, because he crafted all details with his own hands. That, however, was before he found out about 3D printing … [Read more...]

This 3D Printed Column Can Withstand an Earthquake

A California-based company claims it created a column that can withstand an earthquake without being damaged. The company, called Emerging Objects used 3D printing technology to create this pillar, and the structure is the essence of its strength. The pillar was 3D printed in different parts, and each part is hollow, therefore creating a high strength-to-weight ratio. Creating an object that was earthquare-resistant was not the initial plan of the team, but they found out that the column … [Read more...]

Art and Architecture: Entirely 3D Printed Large Wall

The world will probably remember Californian inventions festival Maker Faire's last edition of last weekend for its 3D printer that can print out pancakes. The festival, however, was not just about futuristically Eiffel Tower-shaped pancakes. Another project exposed during the inventions festival was called Endograft. This was is an enormous sculpture made of 222 individually 3D printed parts. This huge wall is both a prototype and installation and it can be used at home or - for instance … [Read more...]

Architects Create Artistic Room Using a 3D Printer


For the first time ever architects have built a complete “room” with the use of a 3D printer. “Digital Grotesque” is the name of a 16 square meters “fully immersive, solid, human-scale enclosed structure”, which is entirely printed out of sand. It looks a lot like an exaggerated version of a sandcastle, but the project “Digital Grotesque” is so much more. The designers/ developers of this project are Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger from Swiss. They created this “room”, which has … [Read more...]

How 3D Modeling Changed Architectural Presentations


I believe almost everyone knows about the technical drafts—which contained ancient airplane models, machinery etc.—drawn up by one of the words most foremost geniuses, Leonardo Da Vinci— who just happened to be a scientist, inventor, architect, lawyer, and doctor, all at the same time. His manuscript was sold between the years of 2000-2003 to Bill Gates for a whooping sum of $600,000,000(approximately) breaking all records on book sale. The book contained some innovative ideas—at least in his … [Read more...]

D-Shape: a 3D printer printing houses


A few months ago we wrote an article about a 3D printer that prints entire rooms by DUS Architects. Today we'll tell you about D-Shape.. a 3D Printer that prints entire houses. D-Shape Italian inventor Enrico Dini has developed D-Shape. An enormous 3D printer that can print entire buildings out of sand. It works as followed. First the printer sprays a thin layer of sand followed by a layer of magnesium-based binder. The glue turns the sand into solid stone, which is built up layer-by-layer … [Read more...]