Yesterday at OFF PICNIC, a precursor to Amsterdam's annual PICNIC technology festival, dutch design firm DUS unveiled its incredible KamerMaker (RoomBuilder), the world's first mobile 3d printer that actually produces usable pavilions. The printer was tucked away inside a giant chrome box for people to enter and explore. The KamerMaker creates pavilions inside a pavilion, with the ability to churn out "rooms" up to 11 feet high and 7 feet wide. While the KamerMaker may be reminiscent of other experimental 3D printers, especially Enrico Dini's D-Shape printer, the Dutch version is completely mobile, and, thus, could potentially change the way we think of prefab architecture forever! Read More.
The KamerMaker aims to create "on demand architecture that responds to local needs". For example, the printer can create a structure out of recycled materials or even hundreds of temporary structures for those in need of shelter. The printer's fast and mobile design has the ability to change the way architects work in the future. Designers can sketch and build a room in one day, or even travel the world with the printer and produce pavilions on site. With the KamerMaker, the possibilities for 3D printing seem endless!