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A Closer Look at AMIE, the 3D-Printed Polymer Building Designed by SOM

Rendering © SOM

Source: Arch2O

As a result of the collaboration between architecture company SOM, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and several industry partners, a curved pavilion has been developed which is the world's largest 3D-printed polymer structure. A closed-loop battery system connects it to a motorized vehicle. The construction was part of an initiative called Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) and presented to the public at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas between 19 and 21 January 2016. ...

Bringing science and design together, it illustrates the potential of a clean energy future for a rapidly urbanizing world, prepared to achieve independence from the power grid, says the firm.​

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