3D Printed Urban Cabin

3D Printed Urban Cabin

DUS Architects
Amsterdam, Netherlands | View Map
Sophia van den Hoek
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Bath spoutVOLA
Material developmentHenkel AG & Co. KGaA
Pocket-parkBoomkwekerij Ebben
Concrete workHeijmans
IT hardwareLenovo

Product Spec Sheet
Bath spout
Material development
by byBorre
Concrete work
IT hardware
by Lenovo

DUS architects built an entirely 3D printed mini-retreat, to escape the speed of everyday city life

DUS Architects as Architects

The 3D printed Urban Cabin transforms a former industrial area in Amsterdam from a vast empty space into an urban retreat, complete with pocket park and outdoor bathtub. The building is a research into compact and sustainable dwelling solutions in urban environments. It is entirely 3D printed with bio-plastic and can be fully recycled and reprinted in the following years. 3D Printed Design

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 a path in the pocket park. In the green around the cabin you can enjoy the sculptural printed bathtub, and watch the sunset surrounded by waving poplar trees.

Sustainable solutions for the future

The 8 m2, 25 m3 house fits the ‘tiny house’ trend in which small dwelling designs solve large housing issues. The design comprises a mini-porch and indoor space in which a sofa can be doubled up as a twin bed. 3D printing techniques can be used particularly well for small temporary dwellings or in disaster areas. After use, the bio print material can be shredded entirely and re-printed into new designs. The Urban Cabin is part of the 3D Print Living Lab by DUS architects. It is another step in using the in-house developed 3D print technology to build sustainable, customizable and on-demand housing solutions for the fast growing cities around the globe.

The 3D Print Urban Cabin can be booked for a short stay.

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