Five bridges topped with urban farms could revitalize war-torn Mosul

November 1, 2017 by  
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Architect Vincent Callebaut recently unveiled plans to rebuild war-torn Mosul as a sustainable, self-sufficient city. Callebaut’s proposal includes five bridges built with stalactite-inspired housing amid self-sustaining urban farms that run on solar power and advanced hydroponic systems. After months of intense fighting, the Islamic State was finally pushed out of the Mosul in summer of 2017. The city had been occupied since 2014, and much of the urban areas have been destroyed over the years, including the beloved five bridges that span the Tigris River. Callebaut believes the bridges could be rebuilt as inhabited spaces covered in self-sustaining urban farms . Related: Visionary eco-resort design for the Philippines features rotating seashell towers The architect submitted his design, 5 Farming Bridges, to a competition that sought potential designs and ideas to rebuild the war-torn city: “ Rebuilding Iraq’s Liberated Areas: Mosul’s Housing “. The proposal features mountainous 3D-printed buildings covered with urban farms that would guarantee food independence while providing excellent thermal insulation. The buildings on the bridges are inspired by the Islamic Muqarnas – ornamental vaults – and the homes are stacked in a vertically efficient manner. Wind chimneys would be installed in the new urban areas to provide cool natural air circulation using the thermal energy of the rivers. Solar water heaters would provide hot water thanks to hundreds of photovoltaic-clad pergolas. The bridges’ many farms and orchards would be irrigated with water from the river. Gray water from the communities would be recycled and filtered by plants in lagoon waterfalls that cascade off the bridges into the river below. Biomass composters would be used to fertilize the various suspended vegetable gardens, creating an amazing, self-sufficient urban oasis. + Vincent Callebaut Images by Vincent Callebaut

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The worlds largest Delta 3D printer creates nearly zero-cost homes out of mud

August 10, 2016 by  
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-Oe0XmrYps&list=PLKSfMq7r3YonwY430ZYoF9IwCGlkWQ9pU&index=1 Italian innovator Massimo Moretti launched WASP with the goal to “create a means for affordable fabrication of homes , and provide these means to the locals in poverty stricken areas.” WASP’s affordable housing solution combines 3D printing with biomimicry, drawing inspiration from the mud dauber wasp that constructs its home from one of the world’s oldest building materials: mud. The choice of clay and mud inputs for the portable BigDelta was a conscious choice; although many 3D printers use cement, Moretti chose earth because of its low environmental footprint, local availability, and natural insulating benefits . Based on previous prototypes, the BigDelta will presumably build full-size houses using open-source software and a mixture of mud, clay, and plant fibers for reinforcement. Related: Need a home? Now you can 3D print one—out of mud WASP has come an impressively long way in a short span of time, especially considering that the company doesn’t receive any public financing. They revealed their four-meter tall BigDelta prototype last year , and now their first 3D printed home is nearly complete. The BigDelta printer builds thick walls, and it’s able to lay down 60 cm – 1 meter of material every day. According to Moretti, “When the work starts again, we will raise the wall until 4 meters, then we’ll create the door and build the roof. In the future we will test new materials and continue the research on soil and straw.” Their timing is also advantageous. According to their press release: “Building BigDelta is much more than a dream come true if we consider that, by 2030, international estimates foresee a rapid growth of adequate housing requirements for over 4 billion people living with yearly income below $3,000. The United Nations calculated that over the next 15 years there will be an average daily requirement of 100.000 new housing units to meet this demand.” + World’s Advanced Saving Project

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Architecture students develop a 3D-printing pen that “draws” incredible acrylic structures in mid-air

February 26, 2016 by  
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Stunning Europe Building facade shows off the beauty of 3D printing in Amsterdam

January 11, 2016 by  
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These vegan “Star Wars” shoes are a stylish sci-fi buff’s dream come true

January 10, 2016 by  
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Let the world know your love for Star Wars — and look good doing it! This fun design is vegan and cruelty-free, and comes in flat and pump styles. The designs are limited edition, so you’ll want to grab yours right away. READ MORE >

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Futuristic oceanscapers are floating villages 3D-printed from algae and plastic waste

December 28, 2015 by  
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The World’s First 3D Printed Room is a Mind-Boggling Baroque Interior

August 9, 2015 by  
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SketchUp’s Open-Source 3D-Printable WikiHouse Snaps Together Like Lego Bricks

July 5, 2015 by  
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What if you could assemble your house like Legos using free modeling software and a 3D printer? That’s the idea behind Eric Schimelpfening ‘s WikiHouse – a home designed entirely in SketchUp that can be downloaded by anyone, customized to fit the user’s needs and sent to the 3D printer. The components are then snapped together using less than 100 screws to make rooms that can be rearranged as easily as you would rearrange furniture. Read the rest of SketchUp’s Open-Source 3D-Printable WikiHouse Snaps Together Like Lego Bricks Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printed home , 3D printed house , 3D printers , 3D printing , 3d-printed architecture , Eric Schimelpfening , google sketchup , green technology , maker faire , SketchThis.NET , WikiHouse , WikiHouse Google

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Dubai to print world’s first 3D-printed office building

July 2, 2015 by  
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The United Arab Emirates likes to be first when it comes to amazing feats of construction and technology, and architecture in Dubai is constantly pushing the envelope. The world’s tallest building already towers over Dubai’s skyline, and now the city is planning to build the world’s first fully 3D-printed office building . It’s a cool, space-age structure that will save a bundle on construction costs and material waste. Read the rest of Dubai to print world’s first 3D-printed office building Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printing , 3d-printed architecture , 3d-printed buildings , dubai , Dubai Architecture , dubai buildings , Museum of the Future , uae , united arab emirates , world’s first 3d-printed office building

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Kyocera breaks ground on Kyoto’s largest solar power plant, on a golf course

July 2, 2015 by  
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Kyocera has broken ground on Kyoto’s largest solar power plant–on an abandoned golf course. Golf courses have long been the bane of environmentalists, who consider them a waste of space and natural resources. Now the Japanese electronics company is availing themselves of the same properties that make the ideal golf course to build solar power plants . With expansive sunny spaces and minimal shade cover, abandoned golf courses in both Kyoto and Kagoshima Prefectures will soon host two new solar power plants with a combined capacity of 115MW. Read the rest of Kyocera breaks ground on Kyoto’s largest solar power plant, on a golf course Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , abandoned golf courses , abandoned golf courses for solar , Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation , Japan , Kagoshima Prefecture , kyocera , Kyoto’s largest solar power plant , Renewable Energy , repurposed land , solar , Solar Power

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