Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello are professors at University of California, Berkeley and San Jose State University, respectively. Their firm, Emerging Objects, has been instrumental in developing new materials for powder-based 3D printing. Rael is the author of Earth Architecture and Borderwall as Architecture.
3-D printing and the world of architecture and design are natural
fits for each other, as the technology allows for rapid prototyping
and model-making at a low cost. Printing Architecture runs readers
through a series of case studies, from small household items all
the way up to complex 3-D printed structures, to give ground-up
examples of how the technology will change the design field.
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