The World’s First 3D Printed Room by Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 Jan 2014 5:21 pm | Other

The emergence of 3D printing impacted the fields of medicine and design but it also offered a new way to create architecture through the initiative of Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger to create the first 3D printed room in the world.

The project has no less than eleven tons and it was printed with a staggering amount of details in the baroque fashion. The room has 11 feet in height and is 52 feet wide looking like a historic temple. The printing process was done in chunks and it took a month, after which it was assembled together during a single day.

To make the pieces seem unitary, the designers polished them so that they would blend together. The room ornaments were designed using a program that echoes the Baroque period details through an algorithm which was developed by Hansmeyer.

The room was printed using a combination of sand and a bonding agent so that the end result has properties similar to sandstone, reminding the visitors of the stone carving techniques used by the former artisans.



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