How to design a 3-D-printed house

Here’s What the World’s First Free-Form 3-D-Printed House Looks Like

Design consultancy WATG’s Urban Architecture Studio recently won first prize for the Freeform Home Design Challenge, a competition to design the world’s first free-form 3-D-printed house. Sponsored by Chattanooga, Tennessee–based Branch Technology, the challenge consisted of designing a 600- to 800-square-foot one-bedroom home that would “rethink traditional architectural aesthetics, ergonomics, construction, building systems, and structure from the ground up,” the organizers write in a press release, including materials, structure, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, lighting and passive solar design. ….[READ]

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