3D printing for architecture
3D printing for architecture
Due to the construction boom we are observing in our country, expectations for contractors of future real estate are also growing. This applies to both design offices and developers, who must meet the expectations of the faster pace of commissioning new investments, as well as innovative and economically justified design and implementation of project solutions. 3D printing for architecture successfully solves these issues at several levels, affecting the speed and quality of both the real estate design process as well as the marketing and sale of finished real estate.
3D printing the architect's best friend
Thanks to the developing 3D printing technology, design offices can take advantage of the ability to quickly produce a prototype of the structure they are designing at a certain scale. This may be necessary, for example, on the occasion of the need to quickly check specific elements of the structure, or verify compliance with design assumptions at the level of structure performance. 3D printing can also be used as a way to make the first prototype visualizations of a building, for example to present them to the client.
Thanks to the use of 3D printing, each design office will save time and budget for the preparation of spatial prototypes on a scale for their projects, and at the same time receive a product in a quality that allows it to be used in the further implementation process. In this way, 3D printing can become a permanent element of the design processes taking place in an architectural office. Thanks to its application, each element of the design can be verified by creating a spatial prototype in 3D printing technology.
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3D prints to verify building development projects
The principles of responsible real estate design are becoming more and more popular - in order to maximize the effects of space use and efficient design of residential space. 3D printing can support these initiatives by enabling rapid prototyping of the layout of the rooms at the level of a single housing unit, followed by duplication in the development process of, for example, individual floors. The speed and cost of 3D printing means that you can successfully do such design in an iterative model.
3D printing for developers
Once architects design a building and its construction has just started, it is crucial to support the sales process in a situation where it is impossible to present the investment to target customers. Here, 3D printing also comes in handy. Thanks to the visualization of the building precisely made, we get the opportunity to present high-quality models not only of the investment itself, but also of its surroundings as well as detail details. Often mock-ups and spatial visualizations have an element of conventionality that does not occur when using 3D printing.
By visualizing the building, not only high quality of detail is obtained with the help of 3D printing technology. With the help of this method, the developer is able to make significant savings, resulting from the reduction of manual human work, as well as due to the high efficiency of devices such as 3D printers. Thanks to these factors, the use of 3D printing technology in the process of making mock-ups presenting potential investments is an interesting alternative to fully manual production of this type of structure.