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Dubai is known to be home to many firsts, including the tallest building in the world, and now they have another first by way of the first 3D printed office. The office is set to be printed in layers and the printer undertaking the task stands at 20 feet tall. The layers are to be assembled on site and in total the office building will cover around 2,0000 square feet. The building will be completed in just weeks. [Image Courtesy of Museum of the Future] The office is going to be home to the staff of the Museum of the […]
The use of air conditioners have become increasingly more popular in homes, offices, and pretty much everywhere else you go. The problem is that, while relying on them to cool down the air in warmer weather, we also use large amounts of electricity, which is reflected on our bills but especially in environmental damage. To prevent our solution to the heat from generating so many problems, some students from The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia Barcelona in Spain have come together to create a wall that can naturally cool off the room. The material, called hydroceramic, contains hydrogel bubbles (sandwiched between fabric and ceramic) that interact with the environment. […]
Adam Kalkin has designed a home with the name of the Old Lady House but it is far from being a cosy cottage for a granny. Instead it is a modern masterpiece designed from three shipping containers in Califon, NJ. The home is spread out over three containers wide and two tall and it has sides that are made almost entirely out of glass. [Image Courtesy of Adam Kalkin] All of the surfaces and décor in the home have been constructed to give the home an industrial look, including the concrete floor, the glass sliding doors, huge glass panes, stainless […]
After seeing 3D printed houses, cars and even body parts, the new ambitious plan using such technology is to 3D print a bridge over a canal in the heart of the Amsterdam. 3D printing research and development firm MX3D is leading the project, which also includes software developers Autodesk and construction outfit Heijmans. MX3D developed a revolutionary, multi-axis robotic 3D printer that can “draw” steel structures in three dimensions.“What distinguishes our technology from traditional 3D printing methods is that we work according to the ‘printing outside the box’ principle,” says Tim Geurtjens, CTO at MX3D. “By printing with six-axis industrial robots, we are no longer […]
Tinywood Homes in the UK is a relatively small company who offer tiny homes both for rental and for sale. They have property on which they have located four of the small homes to those who are looking for a very unique place to stay on holiday. [Image Courtesy of TinyWood Homes] Each of the small Tinywood Homes offers a bathroom, a compact kitchen, living spaces and enough room for between 2 and 5 people to sleep in, they also have their own hot tub that works by a wood fire. [Image Courtesy of TinyWood Homes] The small homes prove […]
We have featured small houses that are made from many things, including traditional bricks and mortar, wood grain silos, warehouses and now we have one in the form of a shipping container house. [Image Courtesy of LittleThings] Shipping containers do make a great home if you don’t need plenty of room. One shipping container has been designed by a firm of architects in Costa Rica and they show that you can pack great things into small spaces. [Image Courtesy of LittleThings] The design of the shipping container house really makes the most of the small space and it offers a […]