Nomad Design

By Kate Hassett

Nomad Design
You can take this 3D printed car with its 3D printed house anywhere. Is this the accommodation of the future?

Tiny homes takes on a new dimension in this newly released design for portable accommodation.

The future of shelter has been redefined, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The research team have developed a 3D printed dwelling that could be powered by a 3D printed car.

The innovative design was created in collaboration with Skidmore, Owings and Merrill – the architecture firm behind One World Trade Center and the Burj Khalifa. The research time spent over a year designing the incredibly adaptable house and car combination.

This off-the-grid design, allows the owner/occupier to transport a fully functional house pretty much wherever they like.

Designed to be cost effective and energy efficient, the house provides insulation in the most extreme climates, as well as solar panels to aid the vehicle-created power.

The 3D printed car acts like a wireless phone charger of sorts, providing all the necessary power to the shelter through magnetic technology.

The economic and environmental benefits of such a design are paramount to its success in the future. As the housing and car can be built using 3D printed products created to exact specifications – the design is one with zero waste.

The design is thought to be the future for any type of exploration or research, providing a perfect answer to scientists who stay in transit for long periods of time without adequate shelter.

Would you stay in a 3D printed lodge?




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