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Mon May 7, 2012, 10:51 PM

In Denmark, a printable house


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.

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