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Curve Appeal by WATG Urban Architecture Studio

Architecture | June 14, 2016 |

Curve Appeal by WATG Urban Architecture StudioImage courtesy of WATG

Curve Appeal by WATG Urban Architecture Studio

Architecture firm WATG has won first prize in a competition to conceive the world’s first freeform 3D printed house. The challenge invited architects, designers, engineers, and artists from around the world to participate in an investigation of how 3D printing technologies can improve the built environment. Commissioned by Branch Technology, the brief called for a 600-800 square-foot single-family home that reconsiders traditional architectural aesthetics, ergonomics, construction, and building systems.

 

Curve Appeal by WATG Urban Architecture StudioImage courtesy of WATG

 

A team of architects in Chicago has proposed a house made of 3D-printed plastic and carbon-fibre panels wrapped around glazed walls. The proposal consists of two main components: an interior core and exterior skin. The open and light filled living spaces protect occupants from the elements via passive strategies, while connecting them to the exterior spaces and nature itself. The envelope is derived from simple yet carefully calculated archways that establish an organic presence.

 

Curve Appeal by WATG Urban Architecture StudioImage courtesy of WATG

 

Curve Appeal is a very thoughtful approach to the design of our first house” said Branch Technology founder Platt Boyd. “It responds well to the site conditions, magnifies the possibilities of cellular fabrication and pushes the envelope of what is possible, while still utilising more economical methods for conventional building systems integration“. The house is set to begin planning phases in Chattanooga, Tennessee at Branch Technology’s lab and is expected to begin 3D printing in 2017.

 

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