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DUS Architects Unveils Plans to 3D Print an Entire House in Amsterdam
Posted By Lori Zimmer On March 12, 2013 @ 5:34 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Green Technology,Innovation | No Comments
DUS Architects just announced plans to push 3D printer technology to the limits by printing an entire house in Amsterdam! The design team will use a gigantic printer called the KamerMaker to print a canal house right on-site. DUS plans to print the façade and the first room by the end of 2013, putting them on track to producing the world's first 3D-printed house.
The KamerMaker , or room maker, is an eleven-and-a-half-foot custom 3D printer  created by DUS that is housed inside of a disused shipping container. DUS plans to use the large-scale printer to print the canal house bit by bit, first testing the design on a small-scale model that is one twentieth the size of the proposed home.
DUS chose a developing area just north of Amsterdam as the home for the canal house. Fittingly, once completed the 3D printed  canal house will serve as a hub for 3D-printed architecture research. The site will also serve as an event and educational space that invites visitors inside to learn about different kinds of 3D printers located on-site.
The 3D-printed canal house will also have a green aspect, as DUS plans to print some rooms from bioplastics , with rooms dedicated to specific organic materials like potato starch. Another room will be made from shredded plastic bottles and will be dedicated to 3D printing with recycled materials . Even if DUS Architects’ canal house isn’t finished in time to be the world’s first 3D-printed structure (it’s currently racing against entries from Softkill Design  and Universe Architecture ), the innovative project will be an important center for research on 3D-printed architecture.
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/dus-architects-plan-to-3d-print-an-entire-canal-house-for-amsterdam/dus-architects2/
 KamerMaker: http://inhabitat.com/pics-dus-architects-unveils-worlds-first-movable-3d-printing-pavilion-in-amsterdam/km_opening08_lowres/
 custom 3D printer: http://inhabitat.com/nanoscribe-unveils-the-worlds-fastest-nano-scale-3d-printer/
 3D printed: http://inhabitat.com/skylar-tibbits-introduces-the-concept-of-self-assembling-4d-printing/
 bioplastics: http://inhabitat.com/tag/bioplastic/
 3D printing with recycled materials: http://inhabitat.com/marcus-thymarks-open-source-filamaker-shreds-and-recycles-plastic-for-3d-printing/
 Softkill Design: http://inhabitat.com/cantilevering-protohouse-is-a-fibrous-3d-printed-home-waterproofed-on-the-inside/
 Universe Architecture: http://inhabitat.com/dutch-architects-to-build-endless-mobius-inspired-house-using-giant-3d-printer/
 + DUS Architects: http://www.dusarchitects.com/index.php
 Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2013/03/09/amsterdam-architects-plan-3d-printed-house/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+dezeen+%28Dezeenfeed%29&utm_content=Google+Reader
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