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Sophisticated 3D-Printed House Is First of Its Kind

Contemporary 3D Printed Home by WATG and Branch Technology

We’ve seen 3D printed homes before, but nothing quite like this. Gone is the boxy, modular design in lieu of sleek curves in the new contemporary 3D printed home designed by WATG Designs, in partnership with Branch TechnologyCurve Appeal is a revolution in freeform 3D printing, with a combination of new technology and traditional building materials making it the first of its kind.

The design was the winning entry to Branch Technology’s 2016 Freeform Home Design Challenge, which asked architecture firms to imagine a single family home that leveraged 3D printing capabilities. While decidedly contemporary, WATG’s design throws back to principles of Mid-Century Modern homes with its minimalist design, open spaces, and harmony between exterior and interior.

The 1,000-square-foot home is set to be built in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with Branch working off of detailed 3D models provided by WATG. “Building technology essentially has not changed from either timber frame or brick for hundreds of years,” Christopher Hurst, WATG associate vice president and design director shared. “We are working toward a new shift in architecture and construction that allows designers to build at a worldly scale quicker and cheaper while giving new opportunity for mass customization.”

3-D printing allows for greater creative freedom, with Hurst pointing out that the dynamic curves of Curve Appeal would be extremely difficult to achieve, save for the use of expert craftsmen. If construction goes well, this could mean a new trend away from cookie cutter homes.

Curve Appeal is a 3D printed home that takes advantage of freeform technology for greater creative freedom in the design.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

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