Saturday, January 30, 2010
by Bridgette Meinhold, 01/29/10
New York City, much like any big city, disposes of a lot of trash — but what if that trash could be used in a constructive manner? NYC-based architects Terreform have proposed a new form of construction for the City that uses industrial sized robots to create buildings and islands from waste instead of sending it to landfills like Fresh Kills. They’re calling the project Rapid Re(f)use, and the first design is a reverse of the Statue of Liberty that would be built out in the harbor. ...(more)
January 30th, 2010 at 11:04 am
It is a the POWER behind the image that makes the message convincing.
see from their Terrefom URL;
“New York City is disposing of 38,000 tons of waste per day. Most of this discarded material ended up in Fresh Kills landfill before it closed. The Rapid Re(f)use project supposes an extended New York reconstituted from its own landfill material. Our concept remakes the city by utilizing the trash at Fresh Kills. With our method, we can remake seven entirely new Manhattan islands at full scale. Automated robot 3d printers are modified to process trash and complete this task within decades. These robots are based on existing techniques commonly found in industrial waste compaction devices. Instead of machines that crush objects into cubes, these devices have jaws that make simple shape grammars for assembly. Different materials serve specified purposes; plastic for fenestration, organic compounds for temporary scaffolds, metals for primary structures, and etc. Eventually, the future city makes no distinction between waste and supply.”
Every hour New York City produces enough waste to fill the Statue of Liberty. Our concept remakes the city by utilizing the trash. Automated robot 3d printers are modified to process trash and complete this task within decades. Eventually, the future city makes no distinction between waste and supply.
YouTube: City, Ecology, Mobility - With Mitch Joachim, Terreform 1 (and more)
Rapid Re(f)use - Terreform
2006 - 2008 Terreform ... Our concept remakes the city by utilizing the trash at Fresh Kills. With our method, we can remake seven entirely new Manhattan ...
Green Brain - Terreform
2006 - 2008 Terreform. CONTACT. RESEARCH. PROJECTS. ABOUT. URBANITY. PEOPLE. FORWARD · BACK. GREEN BRAIN: A SMART PARK FOR A NEW CITY ...
3D Printing and Rapid Manufacturing machines: Rapid prototyping
RepRap Project: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RepRap_Project
Low Cost 3D Printer for Desktop Manufacturing of Bio-material Scaffolds