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3D printed buildings: cutting out the construction industry?
Posted: 23 January 2013

Here's an example of possible second-order effects of this technology - the potential disintermediation of the entire construction value chain? Here's one architect's comment that may not endear him to that industry..."By simply pressing the 'enter' key on the keypad we intend to give the architect the possibility to make buildings directly,without intermediaries who can add interpretation and make mistakes in the realisation." Read more in the Guardian article, and our 2004 MindBullet!

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