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April 17, 2014 AT 3:00 am

Architect Brian Peter’s “Building Bytes” 3D printed bricks #3DxArchitecture #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Building Bytes by Brian Peters on Vimeo

Architect Brian Peter’s “Building Bytes” 3D printed bricks. From Dezeen:

Architect Brian Peters has adapted a desktop 3D printer to produce ceramic bricks. “I’ve been working with desktop 3D printers for the past couple of years and wanted to transform the machine to build something on a larger, more architectural scale,” Peters told Dezeen.

A 6-week residency at the European Ceramic Work Centre in the south of the Netherlands provided him with the opportunity to experiment with printing ceramics from a liquid earthenware recipe normally used in mould-making. The only modification required for the printer was the addition of a custom extrusion head.

The resulting Building Bytes project predicts that 3D printers will become portable, inexpensive brick factories for large-scale construction. “You could have several of these machines working simultaneously on site using pre-made or locally manufactured material,” he says. “It doesn’t have to be necessarily ceramic – it could be concrete or cement any mixture of building materials.” …

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