UC Berkley 3D Prints Pavilion
UC Berkley brings a new definition to the term “custom home.” The Bloom Pavilion measures 9 feet high, 12 feet wide and 12 feet deep, and has a traditional Thai floral motif design. Unlike other 3D printed buildings which extruded wet cement through a nozzle, this new building was printed using dry powder cement. According to team leader Ronald Rael, they "are mixing polymers with cement and fibers to produce very strong, lightweight, high-resolution parts on readily available equipment; it's a very precise, yet frugal technique."
There sure has been a lot of rapid development with regards to the 3D printer. A Chinese company built 10 houses in less than 24 hours and in January finished a 5 story apartment block. How soon before we work or live in a 3D printed building?