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ETH Zurich’s smart, 3D printed DFAB HOUSE is now officially open

ETH Zurich’s smart, 3D printed DFAB HOUSE is now officially open

Written by David

March 2, 2019

The DFAB HOUSE, a collaborative effort between ETH Zurich researchers and industrial partners, has officially been opened. A real feat for 3D printed architecture, the building was constructed using a range of cutting edge technologies including additive manufacturing, robotics and digital planning. The DFAB HOUSE, which has been in the works for years, is a three-story home located on the NEST building of Empa and Eawag in Dübendorf—that’s right, on . That is, the house is set on the uppermost platform of NEST, a modular research and innovation building. The smart home will welcome its first residents—academic guests from Empa and Eawag—in about two months. One of the most eye-grabbing features of the DFAB HOUSE is its intricate ceiling, which was created using a 3D printed formwork . The formwork was produced using a large-scale sand 3D printer from voxeljet and was then cast in concrete to create a […]

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