Dus Architects began work on the project approximately one month ago. The end product will boast 13 rooms and look like a traditional gabled canalside home – but will be printed completely from scratch.
The revolutionary technique has seized the design and architecture would by storm, with everything from 3D-printing pens to printed handguns arriving on the scene, as imagination and ambition collide with a whole heap of plastic.
While there have been many proposals for 3D-printed buildings, Dus Architects are bringing the dream to reality, planning to finish their building within three years.
At the moment, they have already produced a 3 metre-high model of the eventual house, which was printed as a single piece weighing in at 180kg. It one of many blocks that will be stacked on top of each other to form the building: oozing black plastic replacing bricks, computer scripts replacing paper blueprints.
Visiting the site, the Guardian describes the site as “a high-tech liquorice production line”, with black goo solidfying into the pre-programmed shapes.
It may sound unhealthy, but the architects are quick to praise the environmental benefits of printing property: “The building industry is one of the …read more
Source: The Movechannel