3D Print Canal House
The 3D Print Canal House is a three-year publically accessible ‘Research & Design by Doing’ project in which an international team of partners from various sectors works together on 3D printing a canal house in Amsterdam. A beta-preneurial building project, which has the goal to revolutionize the building industry and offer new tailor made housing solutions worldwide. The research evolves around 6 ‘R&DO’s’ – ‘Research & Doing’. The building site is designed as a growing exhibition and open to the public. The feedback from audiences generates input for research and market explorations: a live user test and feedback loop that intensifies and accelerates the research process.
In 2014 the 3D Print Canal House won the international Sustainability Entrepreneurship Award (Best idea) and was nominated for the New Material Award. Anyone can experience the 3D Print Canal House in Amsterdam: www.3dprintcanalhouse.com
Photos: Martin de Bouter, Olivier Middendorp-Hollandse Hoogte, Dave de Vaal and Marije van Woerden