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Shipping Container Houses 3D Printer That Can Produce Entire Rooms

Mobile, open platform brings together professionals and amateurs to create buildings, rooms and structures

Libby Garrett
Libby Garrett on October 5, 2012. @libby_garrett

The world’s first 3D printer pavilion, the KamerMaker, has opened in central Amsterdam.

Translating roughly to ‘room-maker,’ the KamerMaker showcases 3D printing’s ability to print rooms, houses, buildings, structures and, if so inspired, additional 3D printing pavilions.

A mobile printing facility with intentions to travel to various global centers, the project is housed in an 18-foot shipping container designed by DUS architects.  Stood up on the narrow container end, the pavilion is positioned to print out taller shapes in relation to its footprint.  Tipped lengthwise on its side, the printer is adjusted to produce longer, wider shapes.

Focusing on how 3D printing revolutionizes the way in which we consume things and respond to our surroundings, the video below describes the mission statement motivating the KamerMaker project:

Click through the gallery to see how the open platform has started to bring together professionals and amateurs so far:

 

 

KamerMaker

Images via Designboom

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Libby Garrett is a regular contributor to PSFK.com. She is a trends specialist and strategist who teaches trends investigation and innovation design at Istituto di Design, Barcelona. She enjoys the company of soothsayers, entrepreneurs and people who make things. Her favorite possession is her passport.

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