Scale Model of EcoHome Becomes More Affordable with 3D Printing

Until very recently, creating architectural scale models was both time consuming and expensive. Most scale models created were of larger, nonresidential projects as residential clients of architectural firms typically don’t have the budgets that would allow for “extras” like scale models. That means that clients building homes relied on blueprints, artists’ renderings in 2D and, more recently, 3D renders and 3D model walk-throughs to help them visualize their dream homes. Continue reading “Scale Model of EcoHome Becomes More Affordable with 3D Printing”

First 3D-printed hotel suite to be entirely operational (Video)

Forget 3D-printed food and 3D-printed cars. A hotel owner in the Philippines is 3D-printing an entire hotel suite, and unlike other 3D-printed buildings done before, this one will be completely and entirely operational, which means, if you’re thinking of vacationing in the country soon, you’ll be able to book a night at the 3D-printed suite. Continue reading “First 3D-printed hotel suite to be entirely operational (Video)”

Yes, that 3D-printed mansion is safe to live in

Back in April, a team of Chinese construction workers used a 3D printer to construct houses. By day’s end, there were 10 standing. They were compact and fairly bare bones — nothing much to look at besides the “wow!” factor of there being as many as 10. But this time around, those same builders have taken the wraps off an achievement that’s roundly more impressive. Continue reading “Yes, that 3D-printed mansion is safe to live in”

3D Printed ‘Cool Bricks’ Can Cool an Entire Room Using Water

Using 3D printing technology, Emerging Objects has come up with a solution which may be able to greatly reduce the use of air conditioning systems in these hot dry climates. The device, which is called the “Cool Brick” has the ability to cool off an entire room simply by using the most abundant compound found on Earth — water. Continue reading “3D Printed ‘Cool Bricks’ Can Cool an Entire Room Using Water”

3D Print the Birds Back to the City with Printed Nest

For bird lovers and lovers of 3D printing there is a new application that combines the two and uses 3D printing to give birds new homes, attracting them back into the cities. A team of architects and designers, set to explore and develop the possibilities of 3D printing technologies, came up with Printed Nest, easily one of the most interesting 3D projects seen lately IMHO. Continue reading “3D Print the Birds Back to the City with Printed Nest”