Archinect - News 2016-08-25T05:56:38-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149956296/curve-appeal-will-be-globe-s-first-freeform-3d-printed-house "Curve Appeal" will be globe's first Freeform 3D printed house Julia Ingalls 2016-07-06T14:11:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T13:54:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ih/ihlkvr82n8hy1ldl.jpg" width="514" height="263" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>First, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149947412/earth-s-first-3d-printed-office-created-in-17-days-for-half-the-labor-cost" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">it was an office</a>, and now, it's an entire 3D printed house. Well, mostly 3D printed: while the "primary vertical structure, roof, and large portions of the facade will be freeform 3D printed, the glass enclosure and interior finishes will be conventional construction" for the&nbsp;future Chattanooga, Tennessee house,&nbsp;according to a <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/eustaciahuen/2016/06/30/the-worlds-first-freeform-3d-printed-house-is-slated-to-open-in-2017/#3c8fd6505153" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Forbes</a> article.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wc/wcas38l0nfgq3wb5.jpg"></p><p>Freeform 3D printing is far more versatile than traditional 3D printing, primarily because it allows designers to create shapes in open space, while traditional 3D printing requires that the printer be larger than the object it is trying to create.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ed/ed1vl1c78d00hvuc.jpg"></p><p>In this particular case, a&nbsp;3D-printed matrix of carbon-reinforced ABS&nbsp;plastic will be used to print the complex outer facade of the house. No official construction cost has been released as of yet; the 800 square foot house, which was designed by WATG&rsquo;s Urban Architecture Studio,&nbsp;has an estimated completion date of 2017.&nbsp;</p><p>More in 3D printing news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941575/recreation-of-palmyra-s-arch-of-triumph-presented-in-trafalgar-square" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Recreation of Palmyra's Arch of Triumph presented...</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/40707333/can-a-font-help-a-city-make-a-comeback Can a Font Help a City Make a Comeback? Alexander Walter 2012-03-08T13:26:00-05:00 >2012-03-09T12:27:38-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/19/192009977cb30eab4e8cf531de24787d.jpg" width="450" height="278" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Around the world, only a few hundred people make a living as fulltime typeface designers. Two of them happen to live in Chattanooga, Tennessee, population 167,000, where they've embarked on an ambitious project to distill the city's artistic and entrepreneurial spirit into a font called Chatype. The goal is to help the city and its businesses forge a distinct and cohesive identity through custom typeface [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>