Tessa’s Weekly Picks – 3D Printed Animal Houses


Tessa Blokland  


When I am walking outside I enjoy seeing the fruit trees in full bloom, hearing birds sing and the careful buzzing of insects. Spring cleaning in my house, birds creating nests in my garden; ignoring the yearly returning hay fever, I love this time of year of new beginnings and new life. I wonder how do animals work around their (new / 3D printed) houses?

From one of my favorite brands, is the bird’s house, designed by architects Claesson Koivisto Run. It is part of the 3D printed collection of American brand OTHR.

Or what about this one? Based on the instincts of different insects, Angelo Renna designed and 3D printed houses for several insects you can find around your own house.

From the water decoration in aquariums, I like the 3D printed wall, designed by Haruka Misawa, best.

The last project is from Reef Design Lab, a design studio led by Alex Goad. It is an ongoing project in which the studio is developing 3D printed habitat designs for seawalls. RDL is researching how they can design seawalls to maximize the colonization of native species leading to greater biodiversity. MARS, the 3D printed project in the top image is part of the exhibition Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival, taking place at the XXII Triennale in Milan running until September 1, 2019.

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Each of Tessa’s weekly picks is a curated group of 3D printed designs, based on the week’s chosen theme. If you would like to offer a theme for Tessa, or if you have your own 3D printed weekly picks you would like to see featured, please let us know by commenting below. Subscribe to the newsletter to get the latest weekly picks every week in your mailbox.

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