Tactile ‘Cabin of Curiosities’ was built with 4,500 3D-printed ceramic tiles

March 19, 2018 by  
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We’ve already established that San Francisco-based Emerging Objects (founded by Ronald Rael) is quickly becoming the king of innovative 3D printing , but their latest design is taking the world of 3D architecture to new levels. The Cabin of Curiosities is an amazing tiny house, built with more than 4,500 3D printed ceramic tiles. Through a strategic arrangement, the front facade is integrated with the company’s “planter tile” system, which creates a base for a garden wall. The exterior of the cabin is a textural facade made up of thousands of 3D printed tiles . The unique facade system incorporates the company’s own creation called “Seed Stitch” walls. The system, which is named for a knitting technique, involves printing the tiles at extremely high speeds resulting in deliberate anomalies. The batch of uneven tiles looks like they were handmade, giving the structure a unique character. Using galvanized metal J moldings, the tiles are hung on the frame of the building. Related: 10 ways 3D printing is disrupting the architecture industry On the interior, the cabin’s walls are clad with the company’s translucent “Chroma Curl Wall”. Made with a bio-based plastic derived from corn, the texture and aesthetic are another feature unique to Emerging Objects . The interior is lit by color-changing LED lights giving the space a trippy, but serene feel. The interior has been decorated with several of Emerging Objects’ own creations such as 3D printed furniture , pottery, and lamps. The design for the cabin, which recently made its debut at SXSW, has been a long-time coming for the innovative designers. According to Emerging Objects, the structure is a culmination of various years of 3D innovation and shows how 3D printing is pushing the world of architecture forward. + Emerging Objects Via Archinect Photos by Matthew Millman va Emerging Objects

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3D-printed house in China can withstand an 8.0 earthquake

June 28, 2016 by  
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3D printers started small, but now companies are printing entire homes – and a Chinese company just created an entire mansion in 45 days! Beijing-based HuaShang Tengda printed a two story villa that measures about 4,305 square feet – and they say it’s durable enough to withstand an earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale. HuaShang Tenda is not the first company to claime they’ve 3D-printed a house . But they might be the first to have 3D-printed the entire thing at once, rather than printing and then assembling pieces. First the company erected the home’s frame, including plumbing pipes. Then they used a huge 3D printer they’ve been developing for many years to construct the house. They controlled the process via a computer program. The software includes four systems: one for ” electronic ingredient formulating ,” one for mixing the concrete, one for transmission, and the last to 3D-print the structure. The ambitious company printed the house using 20 tons of strong but inexpensive concrete , although they say that any type of cement could be utilized in their process. The walls are about eight feet thick, and once they were printed workers painted and decorated the house. According to HuaShang Tenda , “[This technology] will have immeasurable social benefits…because of its speed, low cost, simple and environmentally friendly raw materials, [it can] generally improve the quality of people’s lives.” Related: Chinese company ‘builds’ 3D-printed villa in less than 3 hours The company envisions their technology being used to build everything from homes for farmers in rural areas to high-rise buildings to houses in developing countries. They believe the new technology could spark a revolution in the housing industry as their 3D-printed homes can be built faster, and for less money than traditional dwellings. + HuaShang Tengda Via 3Dprint.com Images via HuaShang Tenda

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Chinese company ‘builds’ 3D-printed villa in less than 3 hours

July 22, 2015 by  
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Toys and collectibles let architecture fans bring their favorite buildings home

May 8, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of Toys and collectibles let architecture fans bring their favorite buildings home Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printing architecture , architecture gifts , architecture inspired toys , architecture lego , architecture toys , gifts for architecture buffs , gifts for architecture fans

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