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Guest Post by : Therese F Tierney, PhD @tierneytoo Director, URL: Urban Research Lab School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign http://www.arch.illinois.edu/URLab/ Cross-disciplinary work encourages architects to reconsider their methodologies and in response, develop new strategies to anticipate, recalibrate and transform in uncertain conditions. [1] A similar context sparked Archigram’s […]

Will 3D printing Revolutionize Architecture?


The University of Southern California is testing a giant 3D printer that could be used to build a whole house in under 24 hours. Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis has designed the giant robot that replaces construction workers with a nozzle on a gantry, this squirts out concrete and can quickly build […]

The 3D Printer That Can Build a House



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Professor Jeff Lowenstein (from the Organizational Behavior Group of the Department of Business Administration) recently used the MakerLab to fabricate a prototype of a LED lightbulb for use in class experiments this semester. In the words of Professor Lowenstein: “The sudden insight, like turning on a light, depends on prior […]

MakerLab Enables Faculty Research