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As the cost of construction materials increases, developers and builders are trying to find ways to address the housing shortage. One solution would be 3D printing. This tech provides a quicker and cheaper construction phase, with the potential of using recycled materials.
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Anastasiya Gran
Photography
Freepik
The latest project from the architectural design firm Studio RAP utilises its own bespoke, custom-built 3D printing technology to transform a boutique facade on Amsterdam’s P.C. Hooftstraat. According to Studio RAP, The Ceramic House reshapes architectural expression by seamlessly blending tradition and innovation, reintroducing bespoke details to...
Project name
Ceramic House
Architecture firm
Studio RAP
Location
P.C. Hooftstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Photography
Studio RAP / Riccardo De Vecchi
New Delft Blue is a pioneering project in the historic Dutch city Delft, designed and 3D printed by Studio RAP. This project reinterprets the world-famous decorative qualities and design vocabulary of Delft Blue porcelain.
Project name
New Delft Blue
Architecture firm
Studio RAP
Location
Delft, The Netherlands
Photography
Riccardo De Vecchi
The design of Flowin’, the new pedestrian bridge for Moganshan Town over the Fuxi River, begins with a careful analysis of the chosen project site. The generation of the form was guided by a series of parameters: the relationship with the anthropic and natural context, the tectonics, and its structural behaviour.
Project name
Flowin’ Footbridge
Architecture firm
Barberio Colella Architetti + Angelo Figliola
Location
Moganshan Town, China
Tools used
Rhinoceros 3D, Grasshopper, Karamba, V-ray
Winning Project of the Rifat Chadirji Prize (3rd Place) - Competition "Rebuilding Iraq’s Liberated Areas: Mosul’s Housing". Rebuilding on the Tigris River 55 000 Plus-Energy “3D Printed” Housing Units from the Ruins of War Fighting Poverty and Feeding the Post-ISIS Mosul.
Project name
The 5 Farming Bridges
Architecture firm
Vincent Callebaut Architectures
Location
Mosul, Iraq
MASK Architects has designed the world's first steel 3D printed structure of modular houses for Nivola Museum’s visitors,Tourists and Artists in Orani, city of Sardinia.Öznur Pınar Çer and Danilo Petta have Inspired from the work of "Costantino Nivola", they have designed “Exosteel Mother Nature” modular houses which they have taken inspiration fro...
Project name
Exosteel Mother Nature Modular Prefabricated Living Museum Houses
Architecture firm
MASK Architects
Location
Orani, Sardinia, Italy
Tools used
Rhinoceros 3D, Grasshoper, Autodesk 3ds Max, CATIA Design, Corona Renderer, Adobe Photoshop
Designed by Mahdi Eghbali Amlashi, the purpose of this project is to establish a moon village with recreational and research approach which planned for the next two or three decades that has the capacity to accept 100 people in limited time periods that include researchers, tourists, engineers of various sciences, etc. in the age range of 18-60 yea...
Project name
ROMA
Architecture firm
Mahdi Eghbali Amlashi
Location
Marius Hills, Moon
Tools used
Rhinoceros 3D, Grasshopper, ZBrush, Lumion, Adobe Photoshop