3D Print Canal House

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The 3D Print Canal House is a unique project where an international team of partners collaborates in ‘research & doing’ linking science, design, construction and community, by 3D printing a canal house at an expo site in the very heart of Amsterdam. 3D printing is a fascinating new production technique. It allows you to directly translate a digital file into a physical product. In April 2013 a letter of intention was signed with the aim of building the world’s first 3D printed Canal House.The Canal House is an initiative of DUS architects and will be printed with the Kamermaker, a major mobile 3D printer that was developed by the architects. The Kamermaker can print entire interiors with dimensions of 2 x 2 x 3,5 meters. The design of the house consists of several rooms, each of which is printed on the construction site before they are assembled into one Canal House.3D Print Canal House is thinking about the

Smart building

3D Print Canal House is thinking about the smart building of the future and asks the question: “How can we integrate a smart distribution of resources in the 3D print canal house and combine data and energy with digital design and additive manufacturing techniques?”.

The 3D Print Canal House

3D printing a canal house, the symbol of Amsterdam, shows the world how to combine traditional local values with new innovative ideas. The 3D Print Canal House is built from January 2014 in Amsterdam Noord. Each new 3D print that comes out of the printer is exhibited and tested on the construction site. The Kamermaker aims to print with a material that is sustainable, of biological origin, melts at a relatively low temperature, and of course, is sturdy and stable. And they are now researching the possibilities of printing with recycled materials.

Site visits

If you wish to book a group visit, personal tour or lecture or are curious to hear about other things the 3D Print Canal House can offer you, please contact info@3dprintcanalhouse.com.

Every first Wednesday of the month at 15:00 we offer walk-in tours for €7,50 per person for anyone who wants to join or group visits, personal tours and lectures on request.

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