andrey rudenko constructs 3D printed concrete castle in minnesota
 
andrey rudenko constructs 3D printed concrete castle in minnesota andrey rudenko constructs 3D printed concrete castle in minnesota
aug 28, 2014

andrey rudenko constructs 3D printed concrete castle in minnesota

andrey rudenko completes 3D printed concrete castle in minnesota
images courtesy of andrey rudenko

 

 

 

following two years of research and development into the capabilities of technology on an architectural scale, minnesota-based engineer andrey rudenko has completed a 3D printed concrete castle, life-sized and capable of habitation. the walls of the small fortress, as well as three tops of the towers, have been fabricated separately and finally assembled and amassed into the single, free-standing structure. ‘with this new technology‘ rudenko describes ‘it is possible to print limitless amounts of classical décor as well as brand new elements and shapes, whereas previous technology made innovative constructions difficult and expensive.’

3D printed concrete castle is complete by andrey rudenko
the finalized structure is completed with surrounding plant life

 

 

 

the 3D technology has allowed the design and engineering team to implement architectural ideas in construction otherwise difficult to replicate, such as intricate turret details and facade patterns. ‘a new era of architecture is inevitable‘ rudenko continues ‘and I’m excited to see where the next few years will lead in terms of construction and design. I have previously been sure I could print homes, but having finished the castle, I now have proof that the technology is ready.’

3D printed concrete castle is complete by andrey rudenko
layers of concrete have been printed into the sturdy structure

3D printed concrete castle is complete by andrey rudenko

3D printed concrete castle is complete by andrey rudenko
individual pieces have been constructed and finally assembled as the castle

3D printed concrete castle is complete by andrey rudenko
details

andrey rudenko constructs 3D printed concrete castle in minnesota
the built frame

 

 


the video shows several practice runs with various shapes and elements
video courtesy of rudenko952

3D printed concrete castle is complete by andrey rudenko
process on the walls

andrey rudenko constructs 3D printed concrete castle in minnesota
the printer adds a layer of concrete to the existing frame

 

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