3D printing has made a promising breakthrough for the construction industry, with an increasing number of technology manufactured homes being built across the globe. The use of three-dimensional printing in construction began with the introduction of printed prototypes and gradually, ideas became more ambitious leading to today's futuristic approach to building
To mark the recent success seen within the construction industry through the use of 3D printing, Europe’s first printed building has been completed in Copenhagen under the official title of The BOD – standing for “building on demand.”
The title itself connotates the upcoming success for the concept of technologically printed buildings and the Danish company aspired to illustrate the future of the machines’ economically and architectural beneficial potential.
The building acts as an office space for the harbour surrounding it, adding a contemporary twist to what once was a traditional industry.
While 3D technology allows freedom in the ability to design more innovative and creative designs, the BOD is fairly simplistic. However, with a complex structure and a severe lack of straight walls, the BOD eschews from any standard building types, making it revolutionary for most European building trends.
Collaborating with FORCE Technology, the designers at BOD created an environmentally friendly concrete, using recycled elements, creating a strong and sustainable material.