About this project
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 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.
Risks and challenges
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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