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#Sustainable house built with a 3D printer

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by: Hans van der Broek
#Sustainable house built with a 3D printer

#Off grid.

It is the dream of some of us to ever quietly live in a cabin of grid. Without too much hassle and the hustle and bustle of the city. New techniques can probably help these people live completely off-the-grid in the near future. Think of figures printed with a 3D printer, but bigger. Much bigger.
Students from the university of Tennessee standing in the 3D printed hull

Print a house with a 3D printer

The American architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and a team from the University of Tennessee have entered into a partnership to create one of the largest objects made with a 3D printer: a house.
The object that is created is called "Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy structure" (abbreviated AIMIE 1.0), is an object that has been made entirely with a 3D printer. With this project, the designers give a small insight into the off-the-grid mobile life that might be possible in the future.
Graphic car supplying electricity to off grid house

Let the sun shine

The 3D-printed house does not look very livable yet, but the possibilities have certainly been considered. The object is in fact a sustainable house and car in one (we often call it a camper nowadays ..), which can generate both electricity and act as a source of energy.
On the inside of the hypermodern camper you will find a refrigerator, lights and a crane that all work on solar energy. If the devices are not switched on, the electricity of the #solar panels is stored in the battery of the house. The car is also equipped with a battery and generator that can provide the house with energy when the sun is not shining.
People looking at the 3D printed house

The future of sustainable living?

Sustainability is a red thread in the project. With a 3D printer you can design something and print it exactly, so there is no waste left over. It will take a while before AIMIE 1.0 is for sale, if it appears on the market at all. It appears in any case that the possibilities for printing objects with a 3D printer are far from exhausted.

https://www.whatsorb.com/category/architecture

By: Lisanne Beijen

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Hans van der Broek, founder Founder and CEO of WhatsOrb, world traveller, entrepreneur and environmental activist. Hans has countless ideas and has set up several businesses in the Netherlands and abroad. He also has an opinion on everything and unlimited thoughts about how to create a better world. He likes hiking and has climbed numerous five-thousanders (mountain summits of at least 5000m or 16,404 feet in elevation)  
Hans van der Broek, founder Founder and CEO of WhatsOrb, world traveller, entrepreneur and environmental activist. Hans has countless ideas and has set up several businesses in the Netherlands and abroad. He also has an opinion on everything and unlimited thoughts about how to create a better world. He likes hiking and has climbed numerous five-thousanders (mountain summits of at least 5000m or 16,404 feet in elevation)  
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