3D Print Canal House

"It is made of 80% of vegetable oil"


Produced by: DUS architects 


3D Print Canal is a three year research project that designed a canal house in Amsterdam from 3D printed recycled plastic or bioplastics. They developed a large 3D printed called the ‘Ultimaker’ designed to mirror the same process as a desktop 3D printer.


The XL 3D printer works in exactly the same way as the Ultimaker, the small desktop 3D printer, as it is simply an upscaled version. A digital design is placed in the ‘brain’ of the printer, a very simple computer, where it is translated into a G-code. A G-code is a file that slices a 3D model into layers. This file programs the printer to move along a path that is optimal for that design, layer by layer.