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Fri May 25, 2012, 01:04 AM

Digital 3D Printing of Super-Green Houses is Happening Now

Digital 3D Printing of Super-Green Houses is Happening Now

This is just really, super incredibly cool. Additive manufacturing (of more than homes - of everything) is the future, and the homes are really beautiful:

http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/green-architecture/digital-house-moves-prototype-reality-facit/

Here's one of the companies: http://www.facit-homes.com/index.php

Here's another story:

http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/design-architecture/in-denmark-a-printable-house/6130?tag=nl.e660

In a forest north of Copenhagen, Danish architects Frederik Agdrup and Nicholas Bjorndal of Eentileen used just a computer, a printer and 820 sheets of plywood to build a 125 square meter (1,345 square foot) home in four weeks. Named Villa Asserbo, the home is the pilot project of Eentileenís Print a House project. The designers are touting the process of mass-customizing houses and responsibly producing them on site.

Matthew Stockís video report for Reuters presents the first Danish digitally fabricated house, and what its designers hope will be the house of the future.

Eentileenís Print a House process begins as a 3D model which is translated into a manufacturing template and sent to a printer, i.e. a CNC machine. The CNC machine, a computerized milling machine, then cuts sheets of plywood into pieces that can be slotted and fitted together. The architects developed their method to maximize efficiency, minimize environmental impact, and reduce construction errors in the building process. Agdrup and Bjorndal say that their Print a House method allows a house to be built by two people without heavy machinery.

(more at link)


Anyway. Just posting if anyone's interested.

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Response to Flaxbee (Original post)

Fri May 25, 2012, 01:35 AM

1. Always interested.

I love Treehugger, as well as anything related to green, affordable, and/or small/efficient housing.

Can't believe I never noticed this group before!

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Response to silverweb (Reply #1)

Fri May 25, 2012, 11:57 PM

2. I love this stuff, too ---

I usually post in the Energy Efficient / Frugal Living group but no one there hopped on my 3D printing post, so I posted elsewhere!

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Response to Flaxbee (Reply #2)

Sun May 27, 2012, 12:31 PM

3. I hope it got proper attention there.

I've usually run through new posts in EE/FL daily, but the past couple of weeks have been crazy with getting ready to move so I missed you. Just happened to see your new post here when it hit "Latest Threads," and I'm glad I did!

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Response to Flaxbee (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 13, 2012, 01:49 PM

4. I agree with you.

 

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