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Chinese company 3D prints 10 houses in a day

April 17th, 2014 at 10:22 am » Comments Off

3D printed house. In Shanghai, China, the WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Company claims to have 3D printed ten houses with inexpensive industrial scraps in 24 hours. (Photos)    

How contour crafting will change construction

March 18th, 2014 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

Contour crafting 3D printing has incredible potential to overhauling manufacturing. The same principles could upend building construction too.  

MX3D-Metal – an incredible new technique for printing 3D metal in midair

February 27th, 2014 at 9:11 am » Comments Off

We are able to 3D print plastic goods, fabric for clothing, food, and possibly in the future, human organs. But metal has been less accessible. Now, a collaboration between Dutch designer Joris Laarman and software company Autodesk has yielded something groundbreaking: an affordable technique for printing large metal structures, called MX3D-Metal. (Video)    

Parking lot design challenge aims to revitalize urban areas

February 26th, 2014 at 1:30 pm » Comments Off

Roger Sherman Architecture + Urban Design explores the idea of a year-round recreational area for kids of all ages in Ronkonkoma. Parking lots and similar structures have been a popular battleground for urbanists and architects in their quest to reclaim urban space as they often represent large tracts of unused land that offer little existing […]

A tiny home that appears much larger than it actually is

February 19th, 2014 at 3:06 pm » Comments Off

hOMe You won’t necessarily sacrifice comfort by living in a tiny house,  at least not according to work-at-home husband and wife team Andrew and Gabriella Morrison. They live in a 221 square foot home, which is dubbed hOMe. The tiny hose is designed in a way that maximizes each part of the living space, giving […]

The future of learning environments

February 16th, 2014 at 8:11 am » Comments Off

Architects rely on the teachers and the school administrators’ feedback regarding their work environment. Moa Dickmark offers her insights into the future of pedagogy and learning environments, an issue that raises various questions around the world. Here, she shares her vision for learning spaces in the future, how to go about developing them, and why she […]

Why the Tiny Home Movement May Not be So Tiny

February 13th, 2014 at 1:16 pm » Comments Off

Tiny Homes – Redefining the simple life Futurist Thomas Frey: Most of us hate feeling cramped. We hate being stuck on a crowded plane, stuck in congested traffic, and wading through packed concert halls. We like to be able to stretch out, get casual, and relax, but we can’t do that when people are invading […]

A 3D printer that can build a house in 24 hours

January 12th, 2014 at 8:38 am » Comments Off

The technology is known as Contour Crafting. Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis, at The University of Southern California, has built a colossal 3D printer that can build a house in 24 hours. Khoshnevis’s robot comes equipped with a nozzle that spews out concrete and can build a home based on a set computer pattern. (Video)    

New York City’s billion dollar megaprojects that will transform the city by 2030

December 22nd, 2013 at 8:51 am » Comments Off

St. George outlet mall and observation wheel: $580 million Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s reign is coming to a close. He is talking up his next move, which involves teaching other cities to be more like New York. But behind the scenes, he’s also scrambling to push through dozens of building projects that will define his legacy. […]

The 3D printer that can print a 2,500 square foot house in 20 hours

November 5th, 2013 at 9:03 am » Comments Off

Contour crafting. There have been huge advancements in 3D printing.  We have seen 3D printed oversized wrenches that measure 1.2 meters in length. Now. we can print an entire 2,500 square foot house in 20 hours. (Video)    

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