as 3D-printing in architecture becomes increasingly popular, DUS architects has completed their own take on sustainable solutions for the future with their ‘urban cabin’ in amsterdam.

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3D-printed entirely, this compact retreat is designed as an escape from everyday city life. the sustainable dwelling by DUS architects addresses the relation between indoor and outdoor spaces due its small footprint. the material on the envelope is bio-plastic and can be recycled and reprinted repeatedly. the bio-based, black material lends itself to a customizable, ornamental façade and showcases the possibilities of form-optimization techniques for insulation and material consumption. the floor and stepped porch is finished in concrete and extends onto a pocket park surrounding the cabin, which also features a complementing 3D-printed bathtub.

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the cabin sits on its own pocket park with a bathtub (also 3D-printed)
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altogether, the house measures at 8 sqm x 25 sqm and inside, the design is composed of a mini-porch and space where the sofa can double as a twin bed. the urban cabin is open for short stays and comfortably houses a place of refuge along the canal. furthermore, the project is another step forward in creating small, temporary dwellings for compact sites and also disaster-prone areas. after its use, the material can be shredded and reprinted into a new design.

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  • Why would a designer make something unappealing
    as well it would get more exposure in a better location
    I seek to inspire other to ask how they can save live with the technology they know
    Shelters can save lives and it would help if they were made more aesthetic

    Gordon Chamberlain says:

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