urban cabin

Urban Cabin

Design by doing is architectural beta-testing. We build 1:1 models in the public domain that create a unique experience and give a glimpse into the future.

The 3D Printed Urban Cabin rethinks intimacy and individual space within the city. A precise insertion changed the former industrial area from a vast empty non-place into a retreat to escape the speed of everyday life and to enjoy summer, the waterfront and the sunset with friends or by your self.

The Summer House is the first step in using our 3D print technology in developing sustainable, customizable and on-demand housing solutions for the fast growing cities around the globe.

The design plays with the relations between indoor and outdoor spaces creating luxury within a minimum footprint. Entirely 3D printed with black colored bio-based material it showcases different types of façade ornament, form-optimization techniques and smart solutions for insulation and material consumption. The floor and stepped porch are combined with a concrete finish creating a beautiful pattern that extends into the pocket park. In the green created around the house you can enjoy the sculptural outdoor printed bathtub.


Project List

Program: 3D printed urban cabin 8 m2
Client: 3D Print Canal House Foundation
Location: Amsterdam
Year: 2015
3D printing: Actual
Contractor: Actual
Print material development: Henkel & Actual
Pocket Park design: Delva Landscape
Landscaping: Boomkwekerij Ebben
Textiles: By Borre
IT hardware: Lenovo
Concrete work: Heijmans
Bath spout: Vola
Photography: Ossip van Duivenbode, Sophie van den Hoek