3D-printed Com­pos­ites

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To ad­dress hous­ing short­ages on a mi­cro-scale, Emerg­ing Ob­jects of San Fran­cisco is ex­per­i­ment­ing with a 3D-printed fa­cade and rain screen that can be af­fixed to an ex­ist­ing struc­ture, like a gar­den shed, po­ten­tially up­grad­ing it to a weather-tight, liv­able dwelling. Printed from a fil­a­ment con­tain­ing con­crete, saw­dust and po­mace (grape waste from wine pro­duc­tion), the hexag­o­nal plates can be planted with suc­cu­lents, while the ce­ramic roof and sid­ing shin­gles are quick to pro­duce and easy to as­sem­ble. emergin­gob­jects.com

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