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MIT Researchers create 3D printer capable of printing buildings
09 Jun 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
MIT’s Mediated Matter Group has unveiled a 3D priniting robot capable of printing an entire building
Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have announced a new breakthrough in the architectural applications of 3D printing, with the design of a system that can produce the basic structure of an entire building.

MIT’s Mediated Matter Group claim that the machine they have invented will eventually produce buildings faster than traditional construction methods.

What’s more, a structure could be customised to the needs of a particular site, with different materials and densities incorporated to provide optimum combinations of strength and insulation.

The Digital Construction Platform (DCP), consists of a tracked vehicle that carries an industrial robotic arm, with a smaller, precision-motion robotic arm attached, can be used to direct construction nozzles.

Unlike typical 3D printing systems this free-moving system can construct an object of any size. To prove the concept, the researchers used a prototype to build the basic structure of a 50ft (15.2m) diameter, 12ft (3.6m) high dome. The structure was completed in less than 14 hours.

Neri Oxman, group director and associate professor at MIT, says “It’s not merely a printer, but an entirely new way of thinking about making. Our system points to a future vision of digital construction that enables new possibilities on our planet and beyond.”
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DreamWorks Theatre to open at Universal Studios Hollywood this summer
19 Feb 2018 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Developed by the Universal Creative team in partnership with DreamWorks’ Artists, The DreamWorks Theatre will replace the Shrek 4-D attraction, and will play host to a number of media- based attractions based on movie-franchises from the Dreamworks Animation universe.
Elemis launches vegan-friendly Superfood skincare range
19 Feb 2018 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Elemis is expanding its Superfood Facial Oil into an entire vegan-friendly range of skincare with three new products.
Inition creates unique crowd experience for Fast & Furious Live
15 Feb 2018 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Inition, a UK-based tech innovation agency, has created a live-audience participation experience for Fast & Furious Live.
Nancy Griffin partners with Stewart Griffith to launch new signage company, Bespoke
15 Feb 2018 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Nancy Griffin, principal of Contento Marketing, had been working with TouchAmerica for years as a consultant, and was impressed with the company’s custom-manufactured retail display.
ESPA launches new treatment inspired by the resilience of butterflies
12 Feb 2018 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Luxury skincare brand ESPA has expanded its treatment offering with the addition of the Strength and Resilience massage.
Interactive training wall to 'revitalise' game play says WallJam founder
09 Feb 2018 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Crowd-funded company Walljam has launched an interactive training wall, designed to get people from all age groups and abilities engaging in sport.
Natura Bisse named 'official skincare brand' by Forbes Travel Guide
09 Feb 2018 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Spanish premium skincare brand Natura Bissé has been named as an ‘Official Skincare Brand’ for Forbes Travel Guide.
Moss Trend expands into spa market
09 Feb 2018 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
With a long history in creating decorative materials for interior designers and stage scenography, Italy-based Moss Trend has now ventured into public spaces, including spas.
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UK's longest treetop walkway wins planning permission
Architects Cullinan Studio and multidisciplinary firm Arup have received planning permission for the UK’s longest aerial walkway: a 400m-long (1,312ft) ribbon “floating through the treetops” of the Conkers visitor attraction in Leicestershire.
World's tallest timber skyscraper planned for Tokyo, as design team pledged to 'transform cities into forests'
Japanese architecture giants Nikken Sekkei ave partnered with construction firm Sumitomo Forest to create the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper, which they hope will inspire the transformation of “cities into forests” around the globe.
Revealed: Paris's historic Grand Palais set for major transformation
The French government has unveiled an ambitious plan to renovate Paris’s landmark Grand Palais and create a cultural boulevard linking the historic site with the Champs Elysees and the River Seine.
Cloak and dagger in New York as David Adjaye's spy museum prepares for public launch
An interactive museum dedicated to the art of spycraft, designed by the studio of David Adjaye, opens in New York tomorrow (16 February) – “empowering visitors to seek the truth, form their own opinions and question everything.”
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