Architecture of Opportunity with 3D Printing Technology

Large scale 3D printing is a promising and fast developing technology. The main advantages being the speed of execution, less labour needs, material efficiency, and design freedom. This project aims to identify the opportunities that exist in utilizing this technology for building structures with an emphasis on finding opportunities for solving current housing needs and affordability issues. Alterativ Design Lab (the partner organization) intends to create a solution for the housing affordability crisis in Canada and beyond using 3D printing technology. This project is the first step towards that goal. It will help the firm identify the opportunities and will contribute to the creation of a 3D printed housing company in the near future.

Faculty Supervisor:

AnnaLisa Meyboom;David Vogt


Mehdi Einifar


Alterativ Design Lab




Professional, scientific and technical services


University of British Columbia


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