Public architecture specialists DUS Architects wowed Amsterdam with the world's first moveable 3D printing pavilion at its recent inauguration. A shiny metal container that stands six meters tall, the KamerMaker is a larger version of Ultimaker designed by Ultimaking Ltd. DUS collaborated with Ultimaking, Fiction Factory and Joris van Tubergen to build this design masterpiece. Now here's the amazing thing: the "room maker" can print entire interiors with dimensions of up to 2.2x2.2x3.5 meters out of recycled plastic!
Because the KamerMaker is taller than it is wide, the pavilions or rooms that it prints have a small footprint. Not only that, but it uses recycled plastic waste as its main building material, meaning that the good people of Amsterdam can head down to the center of the city (Tolhuisweg 2) between 1pm and 5pm from Tuesday to Friday, donate their plastic waste, and check out what the world’s first movable 3D printer pavilion can actually do.
The DOEN Foundation of Amsterdam and the Creative Industries Fund NL are the main financial backers behind this extraordinary project, which has already produced windmills with rotating blades made of PLA plastic filament from Faberdashery. These don’t produce energy yet, but that is the ultimate aim. And then, DUS Architects also has plans to create the world’s first 3D printed canal house. If you missed the opening on 16 September, be sure to check out the shiny skyscraper as soon as you can. It’s pretty darn amazing.