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Guess the Architecture for 7/18/2017

Posted July 18, 2017 2:00 PM

Do you recognize this week’s building? Care to take a guess?

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07/18/2017 3:56 PM

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07/19/2017 10:12 AM

It's bad enough I have to mow the lawn, now I have to mow the roof too?!

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07/20/2017 6:54 AM

Get some mountain goats to take care of the lawn!

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07/23/2017 11:57 PM

Where are the Tele-Tubbies?

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07/20/2017 8:41 AM

Is that thing standing middle right actually Kris' old cast iron bathtub?

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07/20/2017 3:32 PM

Where are the claw-feet on the bath tub?

I have not one clue where or what this is, but it resembles a mud fence I saw once.

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07/20/2017 5:12 PM

I'm sure it must be in this neighborhood.....

....next to the "Institute for the Very Very skinny"...

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07/21/2017 8:48 AM

Isn't there a song about Oz not caring for the thin-man?

I would not put a rooster in either of those chicken coops.

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07/21/2017 3:46 PM

I'm waiting for someone to respond, "Tin Man".

(Or not).

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07/21/2017 3:57 PM

I think they prefer dimensionally challenged...

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07/24/2017 10:08 AM

It is the home of the author of "Fractured Fairy Tales", right?

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07/24/2017 11:19 AM

This building, named the Office of the Future and designed by Killa Design, has earned the title of “the world’s first fully functional and permanently occupied 3D printed office.” Located in Dubai, the odd structure houses the Dubai Future Foundation, an exhibition space, and an incubator for future emerging technologies in the region.

The printer used to print the building stretched 120 feet long, 40 feet wide, and 20 feet tall. Evidently it took 17 days to print the building with the printer’s automated robotic arm, while on-site installation occurred in only two days.

Of course the addition of building services, interiors, and landscape took longer, totaling approximately three months.

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07/24/2017 12:17 PM

OK, but what was this giant printer squirting out of the jets? Adobe? Plastic???

How long is it going to last?

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07/24/2017 3:59 PM

From an article on Curbed:

"The unique materials used in the massive printer—a proprietary concrete mixture that’s a closely guarded secret, according to [Gensler Principal Richard Hammond, who led the design team behind the project]—made project engineers from Thornton Tomasetti slightly skeptical until they were tested. Hammond says that in addition to running calculations and stress tests, the engineers made 10-meter planks of 'printable' concrete and had five guys jump up and down on top to see if they could break it."

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07/24/2017 4:40 PM

By Jove! I think they've got it! What next? A new harbor for Joppa?

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07/26/2017 5:56 AM

I think that exactly manages to miss the point that applies to all 3D printing: that you don't need to stick with traditional design.

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07/26/2017 9:23 AM

Well, the thing clearly could have been made to any shape the imagination can conceive...

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07/26/2017 6:23 PM

You do if you want affordable housing....

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07/27/2017 6:04 AM

Still slightly missing the point I think.

For housing it doesn't cost any more to 3D print a non-conventional design than a conventional one. Of course, you're probably right that both will be far more expensive than traditional construction of conventional design.

I was really just trying to point out that 3D printing in general presents ways to do things which cannot reasonably be done in other ways. People are still emphasising speed, convenience and, in extreme circumstances, stocking advantages; instead of exploring new design opportunities.

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07/27/2017 9:00 AM

Time is money. Tempus fugit. Money flies out the window as never before.

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Well the problem with any new design is that it needs to pass local codes...and if no similar design exists then it can get prohibitively expensive and in some cases become impossible....

https://www.treehugger.com/tiny-houses/what-can-rule-bending-alternative-builders-teach-us-about-making-better-shelters.html

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