American architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has unveiled a 3D-printed house that allows inhabitants to live anywhere that can be reached with a four-wheel drive. The Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) demonstration project is a “research and design” collaboration between SOM and the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The project hopes to demonstrate how a secluded green future may be possible in a “rapidly urbanizing world”. The structure makes use of wireless energy technology and is made of high performance materials to achieve independence from the power grid even at times of peak demand.
SOM in the Press
Architect 3D Prints High-Tech House for Off Grid Living
Source: Global Construction Review