Though the home only consists of two rooms, the project will make history as the first to be entirely 3D printed using locally sourced clay.
Italian architect Mario Cucinella of Mario Cucinella Architects ( MC A ) has long been a champion of 3D printing technology. But while architecture students and firms commonly reserve space of their desks for a 3D printer to create high-fidelity scale models as communicative tools, Cucinella has set his sights much higher than the rest.
Last September, printing began on the architect’s first prototype of a two-room house in Massa Lombarda, a quiet comune east of Bologna, Italy . Named TECLA in a nod to an imaginary place in Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities , the home was engineered by Italian company WASP to become the very first to be entirely printed from a locally-sourced clay that is both biodegradable and […]
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