KAMERMAKER IN 5 QUESTIONS

WHAT is the KamerMaker?

The KamerMaker (RoomBuilder) is the world’s first movable pavilion that can 3D print entire rooms of plastics. Its 3D print technology is based on an enlarged ‘Ultimaker’ 3D  printing machine. This machine can print 3D objects using PLA (bio plastics produced from corn). Just like its little sister, the KamerMaker can print small interiors, measuring up to 2.0m(width) x 2.0m (length) x 3.5m (height).

What sets the KamerMaker apart from the Ultimaker, next to its great size, is that it is a real architectural pavilion. In other words: The KamerMaker itself is a pavilion, that can reproduce small pavilions!

 

KamerMaker from DUS Architects on Vimeo.

 

WHY develop the KamerMaker?

Here are few of the incentives we see of the KamerMaker:

- Bring together people from all design disciplines in an open source, on- the-spot design and build pavilion Test the future of 3D print design and building

- Raise awareness about re-use of (biodegradable) plastics

- Test novel types of temporary ‘on demand architecture’, and implement solutions for emergency architecture (plastic housing from recycled plastics in the slums, disaster solutions) and temporary event architecture.

- Link a global online design debate to a local context and vice versa

- Bring 3D print techniques to local neighborhoods

 

WHO is developing  the KamerMaker?

The KamerMaker is an initiative of DUS architects in collaboration with Ultimaker Ltd, Fablab Protospace, Open Coop, and a number of volunteer enthusiasts. The KamerMaker project is deliberately open source and all research data will be available online. Everyone is welcomed to join in, participate and improve the print-technique of the KamerMaker and the design of rooms that the KamerMaker will produce. Leave a comment on the website or visit the project at its building location in Amsterdam.

 

WHEN and WHERE will the KamerMaker be built?

The KamerMaker project was kick started in March 2012 with the official launch of the website www.KamerMaker.com, and a one week exhibition and opening event at the Open Coop in Amsterdam. It is also here in the center of Amsterdam where the building site of the KamerMaker will be located. From September onwards, the KamerMaker will be open to the public 4 days a week in the afternoon. Everyone can watch the live testing of the print techniques and contribute in the building process of the KamerMaker. During the fall, a special workshop program will take place at the KamerMaker. The first final printed 3D room is expected in the fall of 2012. From 2013 onwards, the KamerMaker will travel to different locations in the Netherlands and beyond. For an up-to-date calendar, check the event calendar.

 

JOIN and DONATE to the KamerMaker! 

The KamerMaker is a unique building that offers endless building possibilities. Your contribution plays an important role in the success of the KamerMaker. As the project depends entirely on funding and volunteers, all contributions are welcome. You can help by donating to the KamerMaker, either with design ideas or with much welcomed money. Make a donation with the donate button and receive a unique 3D printed gift!