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15 February 2018

3D printing for architecture

In addition to rapid prototyping and tooling, 3D printing provides model makers and architects with effective solutions for modeling and visualizing their creations.

Marseille-based Nomade Factory, equipped with a Volumic 3D printer, models and prints urban planning and architectural projects for its customers.

The Domus Futura architecture student competition organized by the town of Fréjus showcased talent in adapting architecture to 3D printing.

These models were printed at 1/150 scale, with 3 prizewinners awarded for these works:

Fabien GAURET

Raphael FERNANDEZ

SANCHEZ GUERRE

A feasibility study for a 200-home housing estate was also modeled for the occasion, with the model printed at 1:500 scale.

Designed by Jean Fabrice Gallo architect.

To take things a step further, Nomade Factory has carried out a test print of the relief of a valley in the Alpes de Hautes Provence, reproduced at 1/6500 scale.

For these models, it only takes a few hours to obtain the first conclusive visual results. It's a complete and complex model that is produced, and some of these elements, or just a master part of a large whole, can come to life on the 3D printing platform.

This tool is becoming indispensable to model makers, enabling them to quickly visualize the elements they need to create or complete a model.

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