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30 MARCH 2014

Work begins on the world's first 3D-printed house

"At the centre of the process is the KamerMaker, or Room Builder, a scaled–up version of an open–source home 3D–printer, developed with Dutch firm Ultimaker. It uses the same principle of extruding layers of molten plastic, only enlarged about 10 times, from printing desktop trinkets to chunks of buildings up to 2x2x3.5m high.

For a machine–made material, the samples have an intriguingly hand–made finish. In places, it looks like bunches of black spaghetti. There are lumps and bumps, knots and wiggles, seams where the print head appears to have paused or slipped, spurting out more black goo than expected.

'We're still perfecting the technology,' says Heinsman. The current material is a bio–plastic mix, usually used as an industrial adhesive, containing 75% plant oil and reinforced with microfibres. They have also produced tests with a translucent plastic and a wood fibre mix, like a liquid form of MDF that can later be sawn and sanded. 'We will continue to test over the next three years, as the technology evolves,' she says. 'With a second nozzle, you could print multiple materials simultaneously, with structure and insulation side by side.'"

(Oliver Wainwright, 28 March 2014, The Guardian)

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Linda Carroli
09 JUNE 2004

Throw-away Architecture

"After twenty years, the style is outdated, the need has changed, the function is obsolete, so the form has become inefficient and unnecessary, so there is simply no need for anything to last more than twenty years. With the increasing dependence on graphics programs and websites, impermanence is the expected—in no other industry than computers is there such rapid turnover for product design. State–of–the–art software becomes outdated in two years, websites often change by the day. No one wants let alone expects permanence in anything that is designed. The consumer age welcomes throw–away design."

(Megan Arendt)

Archigram's theories revived: cyberarchitecture

20 NOVEMBER 2003

The Virtual Guggenheim Museum: liquidity, flux, and mutability

"Objects, spaces, buildings, and institutions can now be constructed, navigated, comprehended, experienced, and manipulated across a global network. This is a new architecture of liquidity, flux, and mutability predicated on technological advances and fueled by a basic human desire to probe the unknown. The inevitable path for both these architectures, the real and the virtual, will be one of convergence and merging. Historically architecture has always struggled with this dialectic of the real and the virtual, where the stability and actuality of architecture is tempered by the poetic and the ineffable nature of meaning and experience."

(guggenheim.org)

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