Architectural Student Receives Honorable Mention for Design of 3D-Printed Skyscraper Apartments

Published by , April 18, 2017 7:51 am

(3Ders.org) Malaysian architecture student Haseef Rafiei’s s Pod Skyscraper design for a “vending machine” skyscraper that 3D prints its own dwellings received an honorable mention at the 2017 eVolo Skyscraper Competition. According to young architect Haseef Rafiei, a future breed of skyscraper could function just like a vending machine, 3D printing homes from a giant 3D printer on its top floor and lowering them into place using a system of cranes.
The Pod Skyscraper puts a focus on modularity and interchangeability: Rafiei says that several “pods,” each containing basic living amenities, could be 3D printed and joined together to form larger dwellings or even offices and commercial buildings.

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