I’m willing to bet a pile of spalling brick that most of you don’t live in a house or work in a building that’s been printed by a 3D printer. No? It seems ludicrous that a large structure could be printed layer-by-layer with a rock-like resin – floor, walls, ceiling, tubes, stairs and roof. But then again, were thinking about conventional structures built by hand with wood, sweat and mortar.
Enrico Dini, founder of D_shape and creator of the largest 3D printer in the known universe, doesn’t think the idea of printing a house is ludicrous at all.
In fact, there’s very little he sees as impossible. Printing massive structures, skyscrapers, cathedrals and stadiums are not even out of the range of possibility. He’s set to redefine the style of architecture and strip the limits of what constrains architectural design. Here’s what drives his passion, what challenges his vision and what you will see, and possibly live within, in the future.