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Branch Technology’s Freeform Home Design Challenge

Branch Technology is hosting the Freeform Home Design Challenge and invites all architects, designers, engineers and artists to investigate the benefits of 3D printing technologies.

The challenge is to design a single-family home that can be 3D printed, with the so called Cellular Fabrication™ method. The design should rethink traditional aesthetics, ergonomics, construction, building systems, and structure from the bottom up.

Branch Technology will award a total of $10,000 (US) in prize money to competition winners and will construct the first place winner’s proposal. The evaluation process will occur in two phases.

Design proposals should intelligently and creatively optimize the architecture of contemporary dwellings through the use of Cellular Fabrication™. This method combines large-scale robotics, sophisticated algorithms and carbon composite materials to print open-cell structures.

The Freeform Home Design Challenge is open to professional architects, architecture firms, students, designers, engineers, and artists from around the world. Individual or group entries may be submitted.

The construction of the winning entry is scheduled for July 2016.