How about just printing your individually designed champagne glasses, party tables, benches, and pavilions at home? What if these utensils just decomposed after the open air season without damaging the ecosystem? Sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? Well, the KamerMaker designed by DUS Architects brings us pretty close to it. The objects it produces could be admired at the PICNIC.
There he is: the KamerMaker. Working in the same line as his little brother, the well-known and affordable Ultimaker. For a creative use of the latter, there is a lot of shareware with print patterns available online already, be it an egg cup, a lamp shade, or a small birdhouse. You design your personal item at your computer, connect the 3D printer, feed it with material (such as a mixture of wood and plastics), and the result is a unique and original object of utility.
Hedwig Heinsman | Co-Founder DUS Architects
The enormously huge 3D printer KamerMaker expands the field of possible applications extremely, combining homemade design with pop up architecture and sustainability. The DUS architect team is eco-aware, when it comes to the choice of materials, too. At the PICNIC festival, they experimented with various recycling materials which allow new colour patterns or biologically degradable products. In the future, we will be able to transform our biotopes into habitats in an individual, personal way – and plastic bottles will have a second life as houses and/or furniture.
house made from 3D printed bricks | DUS Architects
Text: Boris Alexander Knop