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TENNESSEE PREPARES FOR WORLD’S FIRST FREEFORM 3D PRINTED HOUSE

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March 2018

The first example of a hybrid 3D printed building, combining large-scale additive manufacture with traditional construction materials and techniques, will break ground in the US this spring.

Curve Appeal is a geometrically complex, flowing single storey home, designed by Chicago-based architect WATG, for a site in a wooded location close to the Tennessee River.

The practice won a competition to design the first ever building using the ‘Freeform’ printing process, developed by 3D printing specialist Branch Technology.

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