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WATG’s Urban Architecture Studio Unveils Winning Design for a 3D Printed House

WATG’s Urban Architecture Studio Unveils Winning Design for a 3D Printed House
WATG’s Urban Architecture Studio Unveils Winning Design for a 3D Printed House, Courtesy of WATG
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WATG’s Urban Architecture Studio has won First Prize in The Freeform Home Design Challenge, which challenged participants to “design the world’s first freeform 3D-printed residence.” The competition invited architects, designers, artists and engineers worldwide to investigate how 3D printing technologies can improve our built environment and lives today.

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The challenge, commissioned by Branch Technology, was to design a 600-800 square-foot single-family home that would push the boundaries of "traditional architectural aesthetics, ergonomics, construction, building systems, and structure from the ground up," the press release states.

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Courtesy of WATG

The winning design consists of two central components: an interior core and exterior skin. The open-plan, light filled interior living spaces satisfy lighting requirements via passive solar design strategies, and connect occupants to the exterior spaces and nature itself. The ‘exterior skin’ comprises intricate archways, an organic structure harmonious with the surrounding environment.

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Courtesy of WATG

According to Platt Boyd, Founder of Branch Technology, ‘Curve Appeal’ "responds well to the site conditions, magnifies the possibilities of cellular fabrication and pushes the envelope of what is possible, while still utilizing more economical methods for conventional building systems integration."

The house is scheduled to begin planning phases at Branch Technology’s lab in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and is expected to begin 3D printing in 2017.

  • Architects

  • Location

    Chattanooga, TN, United States of America
  • Architects in charge

    Daniel Caven, Miguel Alvarez, Brent Watanbe
  • Design Team

  • Area

    700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016

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Cite: Inez Vilar. "WATG’s Urban Architecture Studio Unveils Winning Design for a 3D Printed House" 08 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/788907/watgs-urban-architecture-studio-unveils-winning-design-for-a-3d-printed-house/> ISSN 0719-8884
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