3D-printed plastic home design revealed


A team from Chicago has designed a house made of 3D-printed plastic which has carbon-fibre panels wrapped around glazed walls to take first prize in an international competition.

WATG’s Urban Architecture Studio won the Freeform Home Design Challenge, which invited architects, designers, engineers and artists to propose a 3D-printed dwelling.

Curve Appeal is the name of the project which comprises a flowing structure made up of panels that create an exterior skin and an interior core. These warp into each other to form the roof and large portions of the facade.


Competition organiser Branch Technology, a US construction company, has developed its own mix of plastic and carbon fibre that can be printed into a “self-supporting cellular matrix”.

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