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The future of consumer 3D printing: What's real, what's coming, and what's hype

The future of consumer 3D printing: What's real, what's coming, and what's hype | scatol8® |

3D printers have been all over the news for their potential to change our lives. Here’s a look at where the technology is really heading.

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Charles Young's curator insight, October 2, 2013 7:31 PM

I love 3D Printing, I am not quite sure why mind you, I think it the idea of the Star Trek Replicator becoming a reality! A very good article about the practical pathway for this technology.

JanHenk Bouman's curator insight, October 3, 2013 5:26 AM

Een mooie update over de status van 3D Printing

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Gervais Fortin | Ecologia Montréal

Gervais Fortin | Ecologia Montréal | scatol8® |

Beyond green, healthy home. Ecologia Montréal is the first single dweling home in Montreal aiming for a Platinum LEED certification. The owner, Sabine Karsenti, with the collaboration of the Ecologia Foundation and her designer Gervais Fortin, had the objective to reduce to a minimum her ecological footprint by using healthy, local and little polluting materials. The team demonstrated that it’s possible to build an ecological house without sacrificing the contemporary design. All the materials were hand-picked from the most ecoresponsible supplier’s of Quebec. A combination of exposed beams, big windows and an inner courtyard, signs the beauty of a cozy and modern living space.

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Swooping Bamboo Structure Highlights Innovative Use of Local Materials

Swooping Bamboo Structure Highlights Innovative Use of Local Materials | scatol8® |

Using local materials, this impressive bamboo structure features a microcosm of imaginative spaces designed for a range of playful activities.


This incredible bamboo structure, by Dutch firm 24H-architecture, is part of the Soneva Kiri eco-resort on the island of Koh Kood, Thailand. Designed as a children's activity and learning center, the fantastic interiors are bound to impress even the most stoic grown-up.

Evoking the fluid shape of a manta ray, the center is located on a rocky slope overlooking the bay, with a large canopy of bamboo shingles sheltering the open interior of "mini-structures". The structure uses locally-sourced bamboo stalks of all sizes, ranging from the large main columns that are anchored into concrete footings to the other structural members that are grouped together using nuts and bolts and natural fiber lashings.

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The design adopts all bioclimatic aspects to suits its humid tropical environment. The roof cantilevers up to 8 metres, acting like a big umbrella providing shade and protection from the heavy rains. The open design with the translucent elevated rooftop and setback floors allow a natural airflow inside and the use of natural daylight, limiting the building’s energy consumption.

Via Lauren Moss