3D Printed House 1.0 (3D打印的房子 1.0) is a case study in 3D printing major components of a 3D printed house for the Jin Hai Lake Resort Beijing. The house demonstrates an integration between traditional construction methods and 3D printed manufacturing. Whereas most visions for a 3D printed house demand a very large 3D printer, The 3D Printed House 1.0 considers the use of a 3D printer farm that employs a battery of 3D printers to print building components, 3D printed bricks and tiles, using renewable and innovative materials, such as salt and a unique cement polymer. It also highlights as objects the rooms that contain the public and private spaces within the house.
Inside, the private spaces of the house—the bedrooms, bathrooms and family dining room are housed in translucent 3D printed double hieght and two story tall vessels constructed of 3D printable salt polymer based on The Saltygloo.
The interior of the salt volumes capture light from skylights above, creating a series of glowing translucent rooms within the concrete box. The vessels serve as objects that define spaces within the larger volume, as well as contain intimate spaces within. Outside, adjacent to the pool, is a free standing 3D printed pool cabana, also in salt polymer, to heighten the tension between the water and the spaces of salt.
The exterior cladding of 3D Printed House 1.0 will be constructed 3D printed using a special 3D printed fiber reinforced cement polymer, developed by Emerging Objects utilizing our Picoroco Block. The variegated pattern allows for views and light to pass through in some areas of the wall, but not in others. The quality of light and shadow constantly changes across the surface with the passing of the day. Major structural components of the house will be comprised of cast in place concrete, plastered white….
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! We also offer the LulzBot TAZ – Open source 3D Printer and the Printrbot Simple Metal 3D Printer in our store. If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!