3D Printed Lunar Base Concept: Foster + Partners

http-::www.dezeen.com:2013:01:31:foster-partners-to-3d-print-buildings-on-the-moon:

The London architecture firm is working with the European Space Agency to investigate methods for constructing lunar homes and has designed a four-person residence that would shelter its inhabitants from dramatically changing temperatures, meteorites and gamma radiation.

http://www.dezeen.com/2013/01/31/foster-partners-to-3d-print-buildings-on-the-moon/

http://nextbigfuture.com/2013/09/3d-printing-of-lunar-base-using-lunar.html

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Interior Architecture: “Printed Habitat”

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Created by designers François Brument and Sonia Laugier, “Printed Habitat” is a room design, based on parametric design to develop a complete set of 3D printed blocks that, when assembled, create a complete set of interior walls.

http://fabbaloo.com/blog/2013/5/29/3d-printed-walls-offer-unique-designs.html#.UiRmwWQmlO8

http://mocoloco.com/fresh2/2013/05/29/printed-habitat-custom-furnishings-by-francois-brument-sonia-laugier-done.php (great images)

http://3dprintshow.com/london2013/workshops-and-seminars/event-registration/?ee=51 (seminar at the 3D Printshow in London, Nov 7th-9th)

The Next Industrial Revolution? How 3D Printing Will Change Our World

http-::www.thenews.com.pk:article-98864-3D-printing-could-herald-new-industrial-revolution

Will it offer architects the freedom to design without the pesky limitations of built reality? Or, like the scribes made redundant by Gutenberg’s printing press, will 3D printing make the architect go extinct?

http://www.archdaily.com/253380/how-3d-printing-will-change-our-world/

http://www.archdaily.com/tag/3d-printed-homes/

http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-98864-3D-printing-could-herald-new-industrial-revolution

Method 4: Solar Sintering

http-:www.dezeen.com:2013:08:21:california-duo-create-worlds-first-3d-printed-architecture:

Markus Kayser explores the idea of solar sintering, as another method of 3D printing. In this experiment sunlight and sand are used as raw energy and material to produce glass objects using a 3D printing process, that combines natural energy and material with high-tech production technology.

http://www.markuskayser.com/work/solarsinter/

http://vimeo.com/25770215

http://www.dezeen.com/tag/markus-kayser/ (good summary of Markus Kayser’s works)

Smith|Allen: Echoviren (+Video)

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Called Echoviren, the 10 x 10 x 8 foot pavilion was completed last weekend. It consists of 585 individually printed components produced on seven Series 1 desktop printers made by Type A Machines. Each component is made of a plant-based PLA bio-plastic, meaning the structure will decompose over time, disappearing within 30-50 years. 

http://www.dezeen.com/2013/08/21/california-duo-create-worlds-first-3d-printed-architecture/

http://news.typeamachines.com/the-largest-3d-printed-sculpture-to-date/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rakeshsharma/2013/08/27/the-worlds-largest-3d-printed-art-installation/