By Sun Kim
Posting in Architecture
Architects DUS design a pavilion that can print pavilions.
3D printing might be the future, but for large scale applications, it still means sending computer models out to be printed off site. DUS, the architects who developed a mobile 3D printer, hope to change that. The KamerMaker, Dutch for RoomBuilder, is a movable pavilion, which means structures could be designed and built on site.
The 3D printing pavilion uses PLA, a bioplastic made from corn products, to build small rooms or structures up to three and a half meters tall (approximately 11 feet.) Based on the technology of the Ultimaker, the KamerMaker is also an open source 3D printer.
Large scale, mobile printers wil push the use of the technology in design and building, especially in temporary and emergency applications that require fast, integrated solutions.
The printing pavilion was launched this week at OFF PICNIC, a side program of PICNIC, the international media and technology festival Amsterdam. KamerMaker is expected to complete its first 3D printed room within a few weeks. You can also watch the KamaMaker live on the project website.
Sep 19, 2012