Find Real Estate Agents and Homes for Sale


Real Estate News --> Tennessee News

The home of the future? Incredible concept images reveal the world's first freeform 3D-printed house that will be built in Tennessee this year


Stunning concept images have revealed a glimpse of what homes of the future could look like ... The futuristic building, to be constructed in Chattanooga, Tennessee, later this year, will be the first of its kind and will feature a complex blend of ...


Archived Story

By Tim Collins For Mailonline Published: 07:43 EST, 5 February 2018 | Updated: 10:47 EST, 5 February 2018 e-mail var twitterVia = 'MailOnline'; DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.has('shareLinkTop', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '5353075', 'title': 'Concept images reveal \u2018Curve Appeal\u2019 3D-printed house', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5353075/Images-reveal-worlds-freeform-3D-printed-house.html', 'eTwitterStatus': ' http://dailym.ai/2GQgaXA via @' + twitterVia, 'articleChannelFollowButton': 'MailOnline', 'isChannel': false, 'hideEmail': true, 'placement': 'top', 'anchor': 'tl'}); }); 117 shares 53 View comments DM.later('bundle', function(){ DMS.Article.init('top'); }); Stunning concept images have revealed a glimpse of what homes of the future could look like, as preparations are made for the world's first freeform 3D-printed property.Experts will build a house called ‘Curve Appeal’ whose structure will be made from 28 panels, which will be 3D-printed off-site before being slotted together on-site to create two exterior walls, a roof and interior core.These four main sections will then be hoisted into place and joined together, and will feature a complex blend of curved angles and glazed windows.Although 3D printed buildings have been made before, this futuristic home - to be constructed in Chattanooga, Tennessee, later this year - will be the first of its kind, as it will contain no regular shapes or angles.Scroll down for video Designers are planning to build the world’s first freeform 3D-printed house later this year, taking a competition winning idea from concept to reality. The futuristic home will be the first of its kind, and features a complex blend of curved angles and glazed windowsThe house is the creation of design company WATG, based in London and California. The design for Curve Appeal draws inspiration from the Case Study House program, developed between 1945 and 1966.The program oversaw the design of 36 highly-experimental prototype residences, that could be constructed easily and efficiently, re-inventing the modern home.   The architects leading the program were famed for constantly pushing the limits in terms of minimalist materials, and striving to create open-plan spaces that focused on enhancing natural light.In a written statement, a spokesman for WATG said: 'Employing many of the same modernist design principles, Curve Appeal is the next evolutionary step, blurring the line between inside and out.'It’s important that the architecture and the environment work together harmoniously.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next YouTube reveals its plan to combat 'propaganda' by flagging.. Is Amazon planning to track its employees? Patent is granted.. Ex-Google and Facebook employees launch a campaign to warn.. The £999 phone you CAN'T answer: Apple says it is looking.. Elon Musk's SpaceX is set to launch the world's most.. The terrifying 'Sea Hunter' drone warship: Self-driving.. Share this article Share 117 shares DM.later('bundle', function(){ if (DM.Rotator) { new DM.Rotator('p-22', { pageSize: 1, pageCount: 1.0, activeClass: 'active', rotate: false }); } $('#p-22 .share').on('click', function() { DMS.Facebook.postToFB('related'); }); }); 'The chosen site is steps away from the Tennessee River in a beautiful wooded, sunlit area. 'This allows the house to blend seamlessly into the environment, whilst also being naturally shaded and protected from solar radiation. 'WATG is currently producing detailed design drawings and working in collaboration with the City of Chattanooga to ensure the project is advancing according to the intended timeline.' WATG was awarded first prize in the Freeform Home Design Challenge in 2016 and given prize money of $8,000 (£5,700) to make its plans a reality The house is the creation of design company WATG, based in Irvine, California, who were awarded first prize in the Freeform Home Design Challenge in 2016The competition was aimed at architects, designers, engineers and artistsThis image shows an exterior view of the home Participants were challenged to design a 600 to 800-sq ft (56 to 74-sq m) single-family home that rethinks traditional aesthetics, ergonomics, construction, building systems and structureThis image shows a kitchen and breakfast bar area  The 'freeform' stipulation meant that the buildings were not to be of regular or formal shapeAs a result of winning the competition, WATG was awarded $8,000 (£5,700) and will have its Curve Appeal design constructed in Chattanooga, TennesseeThis image shows an open plan living spaceWHAT IS 3D PRINTING AND HOW DOES IT WORK?First invented in the 1980s by Chuck Hull, an engineer and physicist, 3D printing technology – also called additive manufacturing – is the process of making an object by depositing material, one layer at a time.Similarly to how an inkjet printer adds individual dots of ink to form an image, a 3D printer adds material where it is needed, based on a digital file.Many conventional manufacturing processes involved cutting away excess materials to make a part, and this can lead to wastage of up to 30 pounds (13.6 kilograms) for every one pound of useful material, according to the Energy Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.By contrast, with some 3D printing processes about 98 per cent of the raw material is used in the finished part, and the method can be used to make small components using plastics and metal powders, with some experimenting with chocolate and other food, as well as biomaterials similar to human cells.3D printers have been sued to manufacture everything from prosthetic limbs to robots, and the process follows these basic steps:· Creating a 3D blueprint using computer-aided design (CAD) software· Preparing the printer, including refilling the raw materials such as plastics, metal powders and binding solutions.· Initiating the printing process via the machine, which builds the object.· 3D printing processes can vary, but material extrusion is the most common, and it works like a glue gun: the printing material is heated until it liquefies and is extruded through the print nozzle· Using information from the digital file, the design is split into two-dimensional cross-sections so the printers knows where to put the material· The nozzle deposits the polymer in thin layers, often 0.1 millimetre (0.004 inches) thick.· The polymer rapidly solidifies, bonding to the layer below before the build platform lowers and the print head adds another layer (depending on the object, the entire process can take anywhere from minutes to days.)· After the printing is finished, every object requires some post-processing, ranging from unsticking the object from the build platform to removing support, to removing excess powders.  The competition, launched by Branch Technology, an architectural fabricator specialising in large-scale 3D printing was aimed at architects, designers, engineers and artists.Participants were challenged to design a 600 to 800-sq ft (56 to 74-sq m) single-family home that rethinks traditional aesthetics, ergonomics, construction, building systems and structure.The 'freeform' stipulation meant that the buildings were not to be of regular or formal shape.Over the last year, WATG’s Chicago office has been developing their design with Branch Technology, Wall section testing, research, and development phase of this revolutionary project is currently underway, working towards breaking ground later this year.   Once complete, the Curve Appeal home will have open and light-filled interior living spaces.  Over the last year, WATG’s Chicago office has been developing their design with Branch Technology, Wall section testing, research, and development phase of this revolutionary project is currently underway, working towards breaking ground later this yearThis image shows another exterior view of the concept property The design for WATG's Curve Appeal home draws inspiration from the Case Study House program developed between 1945 and 1966The program oversaw the design of 36 highly-experimental prototype residences, that could be constructed easily and efficiently, re-inventing the modern homeThis image shows a panorama of the interior of the home To build the structure, 28 panels will be 3D-printed off-site, before being slotted together on-site to create two exterior walls, the roof and the interior coreThese four main sections will then be hoisted into place and joined togetherOnce complete, the Curve Appeal home will have open and light-filled interior living spaces Passive strategies will be employed for keeping the building temperate, such as carefully located windows that can create a through-draft and features that can help foster warmth in the winter and keep the building cool in the summerPassive strategies will be employed for keeping the building temperate, such as carefully located windows that can create a through-draft and features that can help foster warmth in the winter and keep the building cool in the summer. It is hoped that the large expanses of glass will help to connect the occupants to the outside and to nature. Using Branch Technologies’ Freeform printing process, complex design forms are no longer difficult or expensive to build. Within the home, the complex shell geometry is not only aesthetically attractive but structurally functional.  Passive strategies will be employed for keeping the building temperate, such as carefully located windows that can create a through-draft and features that can help foster warmth in the winter and keep the building cool in the summerThis image shows parking space and a driveway Using Branch Technologies’ Freeform printing process, complex design forms are no longer difficult or expensive to buildWithin the home, the complex shell geometry is not only aesthetically attractive but structurally functionalThis image shows another exterior angle of the home The arching form provides structural rigidity to the residence, using various spring points throughout the floor plan, allowing the structure to carry roof loads and provide large open-plan living spaces, shaping structures in new ways without any restrictionsThe arching form provides structural rigidity to the residence, using various spring points throughout the floor plan, allowing the structure to carry roof loads and provide large open-plan living spaces, shaping structures in new ways without any restrictions. Enlisting the services of Thornton Tomasetti, the team has been printing test beams and partial wall sections to examine their load bearing capabilities. In generic printed beam tests, a three-foot long beam could carry a load of approximately 3,600 pounds (1,360 kg) while only weighing five pounds (2.3 kg). The freeform printed matrix is essentially a small space frame, making it highly efficient. The next stage will be to test the maximum load bearing qualities of each individual printed element of the structure. Working alongside United States Gypsum, WATG and Branch Technology have been researching a variety of gypsum material components that could be applied on the printed structure to work as fire protection, structural reinforcement and to create a substrate for the application of finished wall materials. WATG and Branch Technology have engaged Interface, a high-performance mechanical, electrical and plumbing design firm, to design a passive mechanical system with the aim of making the house net zero-energy. That result of which is that the house will produce as much energy as it consumes, reducing its carbon footprint. adverts.addToArray({"pos":"inread_player"}) Share or comment on this article e-mail 117 shares If you want to pretend like you've been quarantined... by Textilexi 47 var twitterVia = 'MailOnline'; DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.has('shareLinkBottom', 'shareLinks', { 'id': '5353075', 'title': 'Concept images reveal \u2018Curve Appeal\u2019 3D-printed house', 'url': 'http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5353075/Images-reveal-worlds-freeform-3D-printed-house.html', 'eTwitterStatus': ' http://dailym.ai/2GQgaXA via @' + twitterVia, 'articleChannelFollowButton': 'MailOnline', 'placement': 'bottom', 'anchor': 'tl' ,'hideEmail' :true }); }); DM.later('bundle', function(){ DMS.Article.init('bottom'); }); DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.has('socialLinks', 'SCExternalLinks', { value: 'share 5353075' }); }); window.articleShortUrl = 'http://dailym.ai/2GQgaXA'; window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'autosized-generated-text-under-1r-us', container: 'taboola-below-main-column', placement: 'extraWide' }); _taboola.push({flush:true}); Most watched News videos Horrifying moment worker shoots his boss before killing himself Meet real-life Robinson Crusoe who makes fire with PLASTIC BAG Group of bicyclists riding through Manhattan damaged cars Russian airstrikes hit jihadist fighters in north-west Syria Eagles fans scale Ritz Carlton awning causing collapse Ram Trucks use Martin Luther King speech in Super Bowl ad David Harbour stars in hysterical Super Bowl ad for Tide Does Melania swat away the President's hand as they walk? Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jrdance together in NFL ad Yatsey the Vulture killed by lion at Colchester Zoo Moment before vulture is killed by lions at Colchester zoo Comedian Kevin Hart talks about storming NFL Network set drunk window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-n', container: 'taboola-below-article-thumbnails-2nd', placement: 'Below Article Thumbnails 2nd', target_type: 'mix' }); Bungling dog accidentally turns on gas stove and sets his.. A nice relaxing family holiday! Airport security guard is.. The deadliest man beneath the waves: How Hitler's.. Diver is surrounded by a ‘tornado of plastic rubbish’ as.. Sahara Desert town is covered in snow for the second time.. Smuggled British Jaguar and luxury cars from around the.. Final embrace of the dead snakes: King cobra is crushed.. Women hosting stalls at the world's biggest gambling.. British businessman fights off a 12ft SHARK by punching.. He doesn't sound husky! Kuma the dog provides hilarious.. Marine veteran fire captain is executed in golf buggy.. Amtrak train BREAKS APART as it was traveling 125mph on.. Cave of the cutter: Villager reveals fearsome instrument.. 'It's growling!' Teenage girl captures terrifying moment.. Married pedophile, 44, identified in horror viral child.. Mystery as Japanese princess's wedding to college.. Two people are killed and more than 180 injured as hotel.. 'I acknowledged it and I apologized': Former San Fran.. MOST READ NEWS Previous Next ● ● ● ● DM && DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.has('most-read-news', 'Rotator', { pageSize: 4, pageCount: 4 }); }); DM.later('bundle', function (){ DM.SHOUT = {}; DM.SHOUT.shoutChannels = '{"disabledMolShout":false,"disabledChannels":[]}'; DM.SHOUT.isOldArticle = false; }); DM.later('bundle', function (){ DM.has("reader-comments", "ReaderComments", { gplusClientId: '746589970956-e10ciaf67a1id9ggu75ph3ds0sthn7j6.apps.googleusercontent.com', total: 53, offset: 0, allowNewComments: true , moderated: false }); }); Comments 53 Share what you think Newest Oldest Best rated Worst rated DM.later('bundle', function (){ Ext.each(Ext.get('rc-tabs').select('li.dm-tab').elements, function(el){ Ext.get(el).on('click', function(e){ window.RCdefferedTab = e; e.preventDefault(); }); }); });   View all The comments below have not been moderated.   View all The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. DM.later('bundle', function (){ DM.UD={}; }); Add your comment Enter your comment Post comment to your Facebook Timeline What's This? By posting your comment you agree to our house rules. Submit Comment Clear Close Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline? Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual.   No Yes Close Do you want to automatically post your MailOnline comments to your Facebook Timeline? Your comment will be posted to MailOnline as usual We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on MailOnlineTo do this we will link your MailOnline account with your Facebook accountWe’ll ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook. You can choose on each post whether you would like it to be posted to FacebookYour details from Facebook will be used to provide you with tailored content, marketing and ads in line with our Privacy Policy. window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({flush:true}); More top stories DM.later('bundle', function(){ var n = 0; var taboola_every_n = 10; var taboola_counter = 10; var addTaboola = function (node){ var id = "taboola-stream-thumbnails-" + (++n); var taboola_node = '; $(node).before(taboola_node); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-b', container: id, placement: "Stream Thumbnails " + n, target_type: 'mix' }); }; DM.has('infinite-list', 'InfiniteList', { url: '/api/infinite-list.html?channelShortName=sciencetech&pageSize=10', total: 14.0, from: 0, onAfterAppend: function (container){ var items = $(container).children('div'); if(!taboola_every_n){ return; } items.each(function (){ if (taboola_counter == 0){ addTaboola(this); taboola_counter = taboola_every_n - 1; } else { taboola_counter--; } }); } }); }); adverts.addToArray({"pos":"sky_left_top"}) adverts.requestGoogleAd({containerid: '10'}); adverts.addToArray({"pos":"sky_right_top"}) adverts.requestGoogleAd({containerid: '10'}); Next story Can YOU solve these devilishly difficult brainteasers? Only people with a PHD can score more than 50% on this head scratching quiz 609 comments 1 video DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.has('next-story', 'NextStory'); }); // window.feGoogleClientId = "746589970956-e10ciaf67a1id9ggu75ph3ds0sthn7j6.apps.googleusercontent.com"; window.articleShortUrl = "http://dailym.ai/2GQgaXA"; DM.molFeComponents.setConfig('molFeSocialShareOverlay', { googleClientId: "746589970956-e10ciaf67a1id9ggu75ph3ds0sthn7j6.apps.googleusercontent.com", articleShortUrl: "http://dailym.ai/2GQgaXA" }); DM.molFeComponents.setConfig('molFeSocialShareOverlay/recommendations', { title: "Most Read Articles", links: [ {title: "Flight of the Falcon: Moment Elon Musk fired the world's most powerful rocket and a Tesla Roadster to MARS (with Bowie's Life on Mars on its stereo and a crash-test dummy at the wheel) then landed two booster rockets together in perfect sync", url: "http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5356825/Video-reveals-Elon-Musks-car-fired-MARS.html?email_share_article-image-share_most-read-articles" }, {title: "EHang's driverless MEGADRONE carries passengers around China at 80mph in its first ever test flights", url: "http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5357121/Footage-shows-EHangs-driverless-MEGADRONE-action.html?email_share_article-image-share_most-read-articles" }, {title: "Can you see it? Incredible optical illusion tricks your brain into thinking the exact SAME photos of a street are taken at different angles", url: "http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5357499/Amazing-optical-illusion-tricks-brain.html?email_share_article-image-share_most-read-articles" }, ] }); DM.molFeComponents.setConfig('molFePrevNextNavigation', {"prevArticle":{"headline":"YouTube reveals its plan to combat 'propaganda' by flagging videos published by organisations that receive government funding","url":"/sciencetech/article-5346329/YouTube-labels-state-sponsored-news-rules-tighten.html","imageUrl":"http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2018/02/05/09/48E5818F00000578-0-image-m-21_1517824191480.jpg"},"nextArticle":{"headline":"Can YOU solve these devilishly difficult brainteasers? Only people with a PHD can score more than 50% on this head scratching quiz","url":"/femail/article-5353635/Can-solve-devilishly-difficult-brainteasers.html","imageUrl":"http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2018/02/05/16/48E776CD00000578-0-image-m-13_1517846836403.jpg"},"forceOnTopOfAds":true}); DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.has('content', 'shareLinks', { isChannel: false, 'anchor': 'tl'}); DM.has('content', 'emailLightbox', {captchaKey: "6LeY2-4SAAAAAIBDImssm1PBXuabVBZBFd0Uin2d"}); }); DM.later(['bundle', 'DOM_READY'], function(){ if (window.ArticlePage) { new ArticlePage(); } }); window.FFF = window.FFF || {}; window.FFF.env = {"fffHubHost":"http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/fashionfinder","imageCropperUrl":"http://mol-hsk-apps-vip.andweb.dmgt.net/imagecropper","googlePlusId":"153480112219.apps.googleusercontent.com","showFFFHubRelatedBanners":true,"name":"production","croppedImagesPath":"http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/fffhub","timeToReEnableSaveButtonsInMilliseconds":90000,"facebookAppId":146202712090395,"fffHost":"http://fff.dailymail.co.uk","priceGroups":[{"value":"","avg":0,"label":"Choose price range"},{"value":"££££","avg":10000,"label":"500+ (££££)"},{"value":"£££","avg":370,"label":"250-500 (£££)"},{"value":"££","avg":160,"label":"75 - 250 (££)"},{"value":"£","avg":35,"label":"0 - 75 (£)"}],"doNotUseTransloaditCroppingService":false,"adminHost":"http://and-hsk-femailff-vip.andweb.dmgt.net:8187","fffPreviewHost":"http://and-hsk-femailff-vip.andweb.dmgt.net","accessoriseNativeAdUrl":"http://fff.dailymail.co.uk/accessorise_ad","editorHost":"http://and-hsk-femailff-vip.andweb.dmgt.net","previewHostNames":"live-us.andweb.dmgt.net, live-uk.andweb.dmgt.net, mol-uk.andweb.dmgt.net, mol-us.andweb.dmgt.net, and-hsk-femailff-vip.andweb.dmgt.net","platform":"default","doNotUploadProductImagesToAkamai":false}; NEW ARTICLESHomeTopShare DM.later('bundle', function() { DM.molFeFloatingButtons.init({ newArticleRefresh: '1200', showArticleCount: 'true', featureEnabled: 'true', newArticleCount: '3096502' }) }); Back to top Home U.K. News Sports U.SShowbiz Australia Femail Health Science Money Video Travel Columnists DailyMailTV Sitemap Archive Video Archive Topics Index Mobile Apps Screensaver RSS Text-based site Reader Prints Our Papers Top of page Daily Mail Mail on Sunday This is Money Metro Jobsite Mail Travel Zoopla.co.uk Prime Location Discount Codes Black Friday Deals Published by Associated Newspapers Ltd Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group

Trending Tennessee News:


  • National organization building 'tiny homes' for veterans across TN
  • Business Digest: Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union names Jennings as head of diversity
  • Tiny home industry spikes in East Tennessee
  • TN’s first female state architect
  • Real Estate Notes: Germantown project design altered
  • Union City, TN Homes For Sale & Real Estate
  • Super Tuesday in Tennessee
  • Parade of Homes begins Friday
  • Tennessee Agents Face $17K In Fines
  • Business Briefs: Tennessee home sales slip, but prices increase
  • Knoxville, Tennessee: A Little Bit of Everything on the Way to Everywhere
  • Josh Flory: Former Vol Dane Bradshaw to captain Thunder's team
  • Plan to again move President Polk’s remains stirs debate in Tennessee
  • Tennessee volunteers on standby after Hurricane Harvey
  • Quantum Real Estate Advisors helps broker $2.06 million sale of retail property in Tennessee
  • ‘Lt. Dan’ gives smart homes to wounded vets through Gary Sinise Foundation
  • Modern Homes
  • Jury Duty Scammers in The Tennessee Valley
  • Check out Chattanooga – and a Tennessee Tiny Homes build – in the Old Blue Chair
  • Man seriously injured in shooting at James A. Cayce Homes