24 Sep '15, 1am

This groundbreaking 3D-printed building can be powered by a car

World-renowned architecture firm SOM just unveiled an off-grid 3D-printed building with built-in solar panels that can be powered, in part, by a car. The highly energy-efficient structure is called AMIE , and it makes getting mainstream society off the grid seem ever more feasible. The building is comprised of a series of printed C-shaped sections, and bi-directional energy flow makes it possible for the 3D-printed structure and a hybrid car to keep each other charged, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/som-just-unveiled-a-3d-printed-build...

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