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Digitally Fabricate a Structure for Microdwell 2014

If you are a 3D designer and you want to submit a design into our competition, click here.

We've invented digitally fabricated housing and we are ready to bring it to the public.  We want to raise the funds to showcase what is possible with our technology and the technologies of our partners.  We will build a concept demonstration at MicroDwell 2014, an architecture competition held at the Shemer Art Center in Arcadia, Arizona.  Digitally fabricating as many aspects of the structure as possible.  We're using a steel space frame generated by Arcology Now!'s Universal Constructor technology.  Geo Event Systems will provide a CNC cut and sewn fabric cover.  Sculpteo is providing all the 3D printed items to furnish the house.  We're CNC cutting open source wood furniture.

The design of the structure is open to the public.  Our technology is as easy to use as a 3D printer.  You put in a surface representation of the the structure you want to make and our software turns it into a building.  Our software writes all the instructions to manufacture and assemble the structure.  These instructions are printed onto stickers using an ink jet printer.  Then we put these stickers on 3/4 inch electrical conduit and follow the instructions to manufacture all the parts.

Once all the parts are made we throw a party.  Large groups of untrained volunteers read the instructions off the stickers to put the structure together.  It's like a techno version of a barn raising!

To enter our contest read the rules here.

We'll be open for business soon!  We hope to be the Shapeways of manufacturing houses.  The software already calculates out detailed pricing.  We're working on the distribution and automation of the process.  If you'd like a structure now, you can buy one here.

We're partnering with Sculpteo, Geo Event Systems, Captured Dimensions, CentroSolar, Birds Eye Productions, RocketFab and the Shemer Art Center to make this all happen.

We have three different types of t-shirt to choose from.  Please specify which version you would like, color of t-shirt (dark grey or black), male or female and the size. 

 We have two structures available now.  The first one is called Teardrop structure and is designed by world renowned 3D print artist Janelle Wilson of Sydney Australia.  You can see more of her art here.  The second structure is called Torus Knot and is designed by up and coming 3D print artist Joe Cunningham of Phoenix, Arizona.  You can find more of his work here.  3D models and pictures of the structures can be found on our facebook page.  

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We've proven the system works. Check out our pictures and video on our facebook pages ( https://www.facebook.com/brian.korsedal and https://www.facebook.com/arcologynow ). We also have a website where you can read about our entire vision, www.arcologynow.com.

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    These structures are built from thousands of steel tubes! For $10, we'll name a tube after you! Just send us your name and we'll write it on a tube.

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    You can have one of our bars as a souvenir! We recycle all our old structures. We take them apart, chop the ends off and rebuild them into something new. So we have a stack of old bars! Grab yourself a piece of history!

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    One of our amazing T-shirts! Spread the word, revolution is here! Please specify the type of t-shirt you would like, male or female, size and color (black or dark grey)

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    3D printed desktop replica of Teardrop structure. The shape was designed by Janelle Wilson of http://unellenu.com/

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    3D printed desktop replica of the Torus knot structure. The structure was designed by Joe Cunningham of http://www.etsy.com/shop/3DPrintImagination

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    We'll 3D print a desktop replica of any of the entries in our design competition and mail it to you.

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    Purchase the Teardrop art structure kit designed by Janelle Wilson of http://unellenu.com/. This is an art structure. It is not designed to be climbed on. Pictures are on our facebook page and a 3D model here: https://sketchfab.com/show/1fdefc50f8814429aab4f766dfa93f80

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    Purchase the Torus Knot art structure kit designed by Joe Cunningham of http://www.etsy.com/shop/3DPrintImagination. This is an art structure. It is not designed to be climbed on. Pictures are on our facebook page and a 3D model here: https://sketchfab.com/show/6d1478b27285462881e5e884a397f917

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