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Dutch Design Firm Redefines Customized Architecture with Digital Fabrication

Dutch Design Firm Redefines Customized Architecture with Digital Fabrication

Written by David

November 19, 2018

What if you could build a house like you build a playlist, selecting each material as carefully as you would pick your favorite songs? That’s what Dutch design firm DUS and its architectural fabrication sister company Aectual envision – a future where building products are 3D-printed on demand in a sustainable, reusable manner. Founded in 2004, DUS began with the desire to reconnect architecture with the public. The company started with the 3D-printing of an entire canal house and urban cabin, and now Aectual is continuing its research on digital fabrication techniques. Aectual’s bespoke technology produces 3D-printed building products on an industrial scale – including floors, facades, millwork and even small homes. Most recently, the company took on 3D printing and fabricating floors in the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. To produce these structures, the company uses two types of plastics – bio-based building plastics and recycled waste plastics. Though not […]

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