September 8, 2016
DUS architects built an entirely 3D printed mini-retreat, to escape the speed of everyday city life.
The 3D printed Urban Cabin transforms a former industrial area in Amsterdam from a vast empty space into an urban retreat, complete with pocket park and outdoor bathtub. The building allows the team to research compact and sustainable dwelling solutions in urban environments. The urban cabin is entirely 3D printed by the XL 3D printer, dubbed the ‘KamerMaker 01’, using bio based plastic, linseed oil and light weight concrete, and can be fully recycled and reprinted in years to come.
The 8 m2, 25 m3 house fits the ‘tiny house’ trend in which small dwelling designs solves large housing issues. The design comprises a mini-porch and indoor space in which a sofa can be doubled up as a twin bed.
After use, the bio print material can be shredded entirely and re-printed into new designs.
The Urban Cabin is part of the 3D Print Living Lab by DUS architects. It is another step in using the in-house developed 3D print technology to build sustainable, customizable and on-demand housing solutions for the fast growing cities around the globe.
If you are interested in seeing the 3D printed tiny home in person, it can be booked upon request via firstname.lastname@example.org.