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3D Buildings: Architectural Graphic Standards have a New Project

3D Printing: 

Interview: 3D printing will revolutionise the way buildings are designed and built - and could herald a new aesthetic, according to Bart Van der Schueren, vice president of Belgian additive manufacturing company Materialise.

"I do believe that in the not-too-distant future we will be able to print really large-scale architectural objects," Van der Schueren said. "We will really see it on a level of houses and so on."

"You could think of making plastic structural components, which are covered by metals for aesthetic reasons, or [print] insulation [inside] the structure," he said. "It’s certainly something that I can see developing in the next 5-10 years."

This will give architects radical new aesthetic freedom, he predicted. "I see certainly in the coming years a development where architects will be able to become more freeform in their design and thinking thanks to the existence of 3D printing."