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Desktop 3D Printer Creates Ceramic Bricks For Buildings

Desktop 3D Printer Creates Ceramic Bricks For Buildings
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Combining his knowledge of 3D printing and ceramics, architect Brian Peters makes varying shapes of bricks for various avant garde architectural purposes.

Don Michael Acelar De Leon
  • 2 november 2012

It’s time to say goodbye to manually creating bricks of unusual shapes for avant-garde structural designs.

Amsterdam-based architect Brian Peters has adapted his knowledge of 3D printing onto the architectural landscape by successfully programming a desktop 3D printer to create ceramic bricks for architectural structures through his “Building Bytes” initiative.

Peters combined his 2-year background in 3D printing with a six-week residency at the European Ceramic Work Center to experiment with printing ceramics of varying shapes and sizes, from stars to polygons, using a custom extrusion head for the printer. Peters says:

It takes 15 minutes to print a brick at the moment so I don’t think I’d be necessarily competing with existing construction materials but the benefits are that you can design a custom-made house or structure and have it assembled on site.

Check out the images below to see more of Peters custom brick patterns.

Images via Dezeen/InHabitat

Building Bytes by Brian Peters

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