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These 3D Printed Mini Apartments Could Be the Future of Mobile Homes
Complex Art & Design ^ | April 19, 2014 | Kaitlyn Schaeffer

Posted on 04/19/2014 6:59:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The 3D printer has been revolutionizing everything from art to medicine to accessories, and its latest foray has been into the field of architecture. Peter Ebner, architect and UCLA professor, tasked his architecture students with a homework assignment for the ages: develop a 3D-printed apartment that’s easy to transport and manage.

The class rose to the challenge and then some, constructing mini mobile homes that measure 50 square feet and are equipped with thermal insulation, electricity, water, heating, and sewage systems (which are also 3D printed). The living area comes with a collapsible counter, a foldaway toilet, a pullout bed, and a wall-sized entertainment system.

UCLA architecture and urban design studio 3M futureLAB believes these abodes would best suit the lifestyles of 25-35 year-olds, and one Chinese corporation has already indicated an interest in producing several hundred of these contraptions over the next two years.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 3dprinters; 3dprinting; housing; manufacturing
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1 posted on 04/19/2014 6:59:10 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Ruling Class would love to put all the proletariat in these.


2 posted on 04/19/2014 7:03:13 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This technology can do more to get housing for poor people than all of the “affordable housing” government programs put together. We need to push the US and all state and local governments to adopt some of this technology and amend building codes. Then get rid of all the housing agencies.


3 posted on 04/19/2014 7:03:40 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dems planning our future...


4 posted on 04/19/2014 7:03:51 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: miliantnutcase

I think I've seen them before.

5 posted on 04/19/2014 7:05:13 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

Too much privacy, they want us in huge dorms. The commune lifestyle will minimize personal property and the concept of personal space/property.


6 posted on 04/19/2014 7:05:22 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The photos sure don’t reveal much do they.


7 posted on 04/19/2014 7:06:16 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Moonman62

“Get ‘Em Out By Friday.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp-TwWnn0dk


8 posted on 04/19/2014 7:07:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ansel12

u Gott that right!


9 posted on 04/19/2014 7:08:39 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Printing with concrete seems to be advancing at a pretty rapid pace.


10 posted on 04/19/2014 7:11:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

3-D printing for space. (Narrated by a conservative too)

http://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/futurescape/videos/3d-printing-houses-on-mars.htm#mkcpgn=snag1


11 posted on 04/19/2014 7:14:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
New photos of 10 'green' 3D-printed houses in Shanghai, built in 24 hours
12 posted on 04/19/2014 7:16:03 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My dog’s house is bigger than that.


13 posted on 04/19/2014 7:16:14 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Moonman62

“The Ruling Class would love to put all the proletariat in these.”

Indeed. And when you die they can just bury you in it.

I bet the “professor” won’t volunteer to live in one himself to prove his wonderful concept.


14 posted on 04/19/2014 7:17:11 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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15 posted on 04/19/2014 7:18:16 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Vince Ferrer

Its very cool technology.


16 posted on 04/19/2014 7:18:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t imagind any human living in such a piece of shit!

It should be illegal to build any living quarter of less than 1,000 sq, ft!


17 posted on 04/19/2014 7:19:27 PM PDT by dalereed
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18 posted on 04/19/2014 7:20:16 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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19 posted on 04/19/2014 7:21:47 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m not impressed. Although I see a future in making coffins.


20 posted on 04/19/2014 7:31:58 PM PDT by fish hawk (no tyrant can remain in power without the consent and cooperation of his victims.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ummmm no. There already exist modular homes that actually make pretty nice digs. These tiny turn around dumps are only suitable for those living in a communist country.....oh loops. never mind. ;)


21 posted on 04/19/2014 7:33:35 PM PDT by Nifster
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22 posted on 04/19/2014 7:34:09 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It looks like a slightly bigger version of the iron maiden and likely has the same purpose.


23 posted on 04/19/2014 7:35:57 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For crying out loud, where is the restroom in that cocoon? Dining Room?


24 posted on 04/19/2014 7:37:32 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
CEWL


25 posted on 04/19/2014 7:43:04 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mini-Pads.


26 posted on 04/19/2014 7:50:26 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: 1010RD
Perhaps its bigger on the inside?

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27 posted on 04/19/2014 7:50:29 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

If donated they’re Stay Free Mini Pads.


28 posted on 04/19/2014 7:54:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reminds me a little (in concept) of the Japanese capsule hotel.


29 posted on 04/19/2014 7:54:20 PM PDT by DemforBush (A repo man is always intense.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

well, the average college dorm room is 228 sq ft.
And that is with 2 students
No place for the Girl/Boy Friend however


30 posted on 04/19/2014 7:58:50 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: dalereed

My first home was a brand new 950 square foot 3 bedroom/1 bath. Not too roomy but more than adequate.


31 posted on 04/19/2014 8:06:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

looks too much like a coffin for my taste.


32 posted on 04/19/2014 8:06:02 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

An oversize Porta-Jon for socialist Libturds to occupy.


33 posted on 04/19/2014 8:09:07 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Looks like a bed urinal.
34 posted on 04/19/2014 8:09:46 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I guess it’s all relative.

If a person has been living under a bridge in a cardboard box...this would look like the Ritz.


35 posted on 04/19/2014 8:16:09 PM PDT by berdie
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To: dalereed

“It should be illegal to build any living quarter of less than 1,000 sq, ft!”

I don’t know... My motor home has less than 300, and it’s very comfortable.


36 posted on 04/19/2014 8:17:43 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

pod people.

let the ruling elite live in them.


37 posted on 04/19/2014 8:23:11 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We must limit the size of the human habitat to combat global warming.

38 posted on 04/19/2014 9:02:31 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: driftdiver

Yes, except for our Congresscritters.


39 posted on 04/19/2014 9:04:35 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: HangnJudge

The guy looks like another version of pajama boy.


40 posted on 04/19/2014 9:06:23 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: dalereed

I know a bunch of people who live on boats that are on average 400 sq ft. Some more some less. They are perfectly happy and love their lifestyle.


41 posted on 04/19/2014 9:14:11 PM PDT by sheana
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To: dalereed

1,000 sq, ft. Just a few decades ago the average American House was around 1,200 sq ft and that was for an entire family. In 1973 the average home was only only about 1,500 sq’.

Apartments in large cities are BIG if they are 1,000 q, ft. In Tokyo 1,000sq, ft is a huge apartment.


42 posted on 04/19/2014 9:16:07 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

I grew up in a 2400 sq ft home in Los Angeles in the 1940s and have a 2400 sq ft home in Glendale.

Have a 1200 sq ft condo in Oceanside and can’t fathome anything smaller!


43 posted on 04/19/2014 9:19:58 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: null and void

ping!


44 posted on 04/19/2014 9:21:46 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
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45 posted on 04/19/2014 9:22:55 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: dalereed

I have a 2,100 SQ’ home now and have five sons. Plenty of room for all. I believe it will be tighter when they are older, but we have a finished rec room in the basement that we never use now. So we have plenty of room.


46 posted on 04/19/2014 9:28:00 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Room with a Loo.


47 posted on 04/19/2014 9:40:47 PM PDT by lee martell
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I’m curious what production costs would run. There are all sorts of good and reasonable uses for shelters such as these.


48 posted on 04/19/2014 10:24:49 PM PDT by QuisCustodiet1776 (Live free or die.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

bookmark


49 posted on 04/19/2014 10:29:50 PM PDT by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: cripplecreek
They used these on Blakes 7 as escape pods for federation ships...


50 posted on 04/19/2014 11:04:40 PM PDT by GraceG
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