B.S. Johnson, “The Smithsons on Housing,” BBC, 1970
"Architects have always felt the need to build not for the occupying generation but to body out the ideals of their period in a way that they could be felt by generations that follow… we feel an obligation that is outside the present financial or economic situation to build for successive occupying generations." - Peter Smithson
"Unless a building outlasts its first users, we get no body of choice, no pool of housing from which people can choose how to live and where they want to live. More important, you get no build-up of a comparable body of quality… Therefore, maintenance of a quality object is a real cultural necessity." - Alison Smithson
An interdisciplinary student team, comprising of students from the University of Huddersfield and the University of California (UCLA), have developed a 3D printed house that offers mobile and comfortable accommodation for its inhabitants. The team, headed by professor and architect Peter Ebner, worked with 3M futureLAB and Voxeljet, worked in Munich, Germany in the autumn of 2013.
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