Need a home? 3D print one—out of mud

January 19, 2015 by  
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Inspired by the mud dauber , a little wasp  that  builds its home with mud, Massimo Moretti worked with bio-architecture to put the two together to create something remarkable. Concerned about the housing crisis throughout the world, he set about to use 3D printing technology to squirt out mud houses. Traditionally, earthen houses are formed by hand in a laborious, tedious process. But with a 3D mud printer , a house can be made in a couple of weeks. His organization, World’s Advanced Saving Project (WASP), is dedicated to making housing affordable, particularly in places where the most abundant resource may be earth. Read the rest of Need a home? 3D print one—out of mud Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D advances , 3D design , 3D fabrication , 3d printed homes , 3d printer , 3D printing , Contour Crafting 3D home , Rome Maker Faire , wasp , wasp technology , wasps

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Energy-efficient Queenscliff House overlooks breathtaking cliffside ocean views in Sydney

January 19, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of Energy-efficient Queenscliff House overlooks breathtaking cliffside ocean views in Sydney Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , australia , cliffside home , energy efficient architecture , energy efficient house , floor to ceiling glazing , glazing , hydronic under-floor heating , natural light , ocean views , panoramic views , Queenscliff House , rainwater collection , rainwater tanks , sydney , thermal efficiency , Utz Sanby Architects , wedge-shape home

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Contour Crafting Wins NASA Prize For Revolutionary 3D Printed Building Tech

October 8, 2014 by  
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Contour Crafting just won a major design prize for its ability to 3D print large-scale structures from computer-aided design (CAD) files. Berokh Kohshnevis ‘ “robotic building construction” system can print entire buildings quickly and efficiently, and it has the potential to provide reliable housing in post-disaster situations. The technology won the grand prize in the 2014 Create The Future Design Contest hosted by NASA Tech Briefs , and Contour Crafting will receive $20,000 and a special feature in the magazine. Read the rest of Contour Crafting Wins NASA Prize For Revolutionary 3D Printed Building Tech Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printing , Architecture , berokh kohshnevis , building , computer , construction , contour crafting , Design , Disaster Relief , housing , nasa tech briefs , Technology , USC

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New Technology Lets You Design and Print Your New Home on Mars in Just 24 Hours

September 18, 2014 by  
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The idea of living on Mars is no longer just the stuff of science fiction. In fact, one way or another, humans will likely be hanging out on the red planet within the next few decades. But landing there and living there are two very different propositions because, at current prices, it costs anywhere from $100,000 to $200,000 to get one measly kilogram of building material onto Mars. It’s a good thing that Elon Musk is planning on building a city there, because no one else will be able to afford to. Unless, of course, you could just do what NASA plans on doing and download, print and build your own Martian home in just 24 hours. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of New Technology Lets You Design and Print Your New Home on Mars in Just 24 Hours Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printed homes on Mars , 3D printed house , 3d printing house , 3d printing technology , contour crafting , Contour Crafting 3D home , Contour Crafting 3D printing , Contour Crafting building , homes on Mars , living on Mars , Mars living , NASA 3d printing , NASA printed house , printed house

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