SOM in the Press

SOM's 3D-Printed Polymer Structure on View at International Builders’ Show

Image © Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Oak Ridge National Laboratory, headquartered in Roane County, Tennessee, is a government agency and lab operating under the U.S. Department of Energy. ... Seeing themselves as bringing the construction world into the 21st century, the ORNL team partnered with both Clayton Homes and US architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) a couple of years ago, and we’ve been following their progress as they began their journey to 3D printing homes—​and the cars to match. 

AMIE indeed carries out the intended mission to give an example of what can be done to create superior, sustainable urban environments, and encourages everyone to think not just about the way we can make, store, and user power, but also how energy can be shared between a home and a car, using both solar and natural gas.​

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