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  4. The Netherlands
  5. DUS Architects
  6. 2016
  7. Urban Cabin / DUS Architects

Urban Cabin / DUS Architects

  • 02:00 - 8 September, 2016
Urban Cabin / DUS Architects
Urban Cabin / DUS Architects, © Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode

© Sophia van den Hoek © Sophia van den Hoek © Sophia van den Hoek © Ossip van Duivenbode + 26

© Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode

Text description provided by the architects. DUS architects built an entirely 3D printed mini-retreat, to escape the speed of everyday city life.

© Sophia van den Hoek
© Sophia van den Hoek

The 3D printed Urban Cabin transforms a former industrial area in Amsterdam from a vast empty space into an urban retreat, complete with pocket park and outdoor bathtub. The building is a research into compact and sustainable dwelling solutions in urban environments. It is entirely 3D printed with bio-plastic and can be fully recycled and reprinted in the following years.

© Sophia van den Hoek
© Sophia van den Hoek

 3D printed design

The design plays with the relations between indoor and outdoor spaces creating luxury within a minimum footprint. Entirely 3D printed with black colored bio-based material, it showcases different types of façade ornament, form-optimization techniques and smart solutions for insulation and material consumption. The floor and stepped porch are combined with a concrete finish creating a beautiful pattern that extends into a path in the pocket park. In the green around the cabin you can enjoy the sculptural printed bathtub, and watch the sunset surrounded by waving poplar trees.

© Ossip van Duivenbode
© Ossip van Duivenbode

Sustainable solutions for the future

 The 8 m2, 25 m3 house fits the ‘tiny house’ trend in which small dwelling designs solve large housing issues. The design comprises a mini-porch and indoor space in which a sofa can be doubled up as a twin bed. 3D printing techniques can be used particularly well for small temporary dwellings or in disaster areas. After use, the bio print material can be shredded entirely and re-printed into new designs.

© Sophia van den Hoek
© Sophia van den Hoek
© Sophia van den Hoek
© Sophia van den Hoek

The Urban Cabin is part of the 3D Print Living Lab by DUS architects. It is another step in using the in-house developed 3D print technology to build sustainable, customizable and on-demand housing solutions for the fast growing cities around the globe.

© Sophia van den Hoek
© Sophia van den Hoek
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Urban Cabin / DUS Architects" 08 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/794855/urban-cabin-dus-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Ossip van Duivenbode

3D打印的都市小屋 / DUS Architects