Wednesday, February 03, 2021

3D printing writ large :)

[Image: courtesy Studio Mortazavi/Thinking Huts]

3D printing writ large applies with the future building of a school to take pale in Madagascar, a process done in a week vs. months as detailed in Fast Company. Awesome says it all.

The world’s first 3D-printed school will soon rise on the African island nation of Madagascar. With a speedy construction timeline and a process that can be easily replicated, the school could become a new model for providing much-needed educational spaces in underresourced communities.

It gets better.

Designed by Studio Mortazavi, an architecture firm based in San Francisco and Lisbon, the school is a project of the nonprofit Thinking Huts, which aims to increase global access to education through 3D printing. This first iteration will be built later this year on the campus of a university in Fianarantsoa, Madagascar. With an exterior pattern based on Malagasy textiles and 3D printed using material from the local area, the building is both an example of advanced building technologies and a reflection of vernacular building styles.

Architect Amir Mortazavi says the 3D printing approach makes for fast building, while also addressing local shortages of labor. “We can build these schools in less than a week, including the foundation and all the electrical and plumbing work that’s involved,” he says.Something like this would typically take months, if not even longer.”

Here's the tech able to create the school in less than a week!! :)

How cool is that? 

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