Beyond rapid prototyping and tooling, 3D printing provides effective solutions for designers and architects to model and visualize their designs.
The Domus Futura architecture student competition organized by the city of Fréjus allowed for the discovery of talent in adapting architecture to 3D printing.
These models were printed at a scale of 1/150 with 3 winners achieved for these works:
A feasibility study for a 200-unit housing development was also modeled for the occasion, the model was printed at 1:500.
Design by Jean Fabrice Gallo architect.
To go further the Nomade Factory company made a test print of the relief of a valley in the Alpes de Hautes Provence, the reproduction is at the scale 1/6500.
For these model works a few hours are enough to obtain conclusive first visual results. It is a complete and complex model that is made, some of these elements or only a master part of a large whole can come to life on the 3D printing set.
This tool is becoming essential for layout artists to quickly visualize the elements they need to create or complete a layout.