Stay in This 3D-Printed Tiny House

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By Heather Corcoran / Published by Dwell

In Amsterdam, DUS Architects create a recyclable urban retreat. Learn more at houseofdus.com 

Stay in This 3D-Printed Tiny House - Photo 1 of 19 - The architects used a number of different geometric designs on the facade to showcase the variety that can be achieved with the technique, while also optimizing insulation and material consumption.

The architects used a number of different geometric designs on the facade to showcase the variety that can be achieved with the technique, while also optimizing insulation and material consumption.

Stay in This 3D-Printed Tiny House - Photo 2 of 19 - A pebble path echoes the patterns of the printed cells and the concrete that fills them.

A pebble path echoes the patterns of the printed cells and the concrete that fills them.

Stay in This 3D-Printed Tiny House - Photo 3 of 19 - The architects see 3D printing as a way to address housing shortages and to provide emergency housing in case of emergency.

The architects see 3D printing as a way to address housing shortages and to provide emergency housing in case of emergency.

Stay in This 3D-Printed Tiny House - Photo 4 of 19 - A detail of the concrete-filled printed structure.

A detail of the concrete-filled printed structure.

Stay in This 3D-Printed Tiny House - Photo 5 of 19 - Just like smaller-scale printing projects, DUS's extra-large designs are created by depositing a material layer by layer.

Just like smaller-scale printing projects, DUS's extra-large designs are created by depositing a material layer by layer.

Stay in This 3D-Printed Tiny House - Photo 6 of 19 - The structure clocks in at just under 90 square feet, and is made entirely of bioplastic.

The structure clocks in at just under 90 square feet, and is made entirely of bioplastic.

Stay in This 3D-Printed Tiny House - Photo 7 of 19 - The site also includes a sculptural bathtub set outside the house—3D printed, of course.

The site also includes a sculptural bathtub set outside the house—3D printed, of course.

Stay in This 3D-Printed Tiny House - Photo 8 of 19 - DUS Architects has made investigating on-demand custom housing solutions a primary concern. The Urban Cabin is made of a bio-plastic made of linseed oil that can be shredding and recycled into a new printed project.

DUS Architects has made investigating on-demand custom housing solutions a primary concern. The Urban Cabin is made of a bio-plastic made of linseed oil that can be shredding and recycled into a new printed project.

Stay in This 3D-Printed Tiny House - Photo 9 of 19 - The project is a bit of a preview of the firm's full-size 3D-Print Canal House, which Dus Architects announced in 2013. That project is nearing its final stages and may be realized in 2017. 3dprintcanalhouse.com

The project is a bit of a preview of the firm's full-size 3D-Print Canal House, which Dus Architects announced in 2013. That project is nearing its final stages and may be realized in 2017. 3dprintcanalhouse.com

Stay in This 3D-Printed Tiny House - Photo 10 of 19 - The structure has just enough space for a single bed, which folds into a couch when not in use.

The structure has just enough space for a single bed, which folds into a couch when not in use.

Stay in This 3D-Printed Tiny House - Photo 11 of 19 - The Urban Cabin includes a sofa that doubles as a twin bed, a small porch and amble glazing.

The Urban Cabin includes a sofa that doubles as a twin bed, a small porch and amble glazing.

Stay in This 3D-Printed Tiny House - Photo 12 of 19 - According to DUS Architects, the Urban Cabin is an example of tiny dwellings addressing large housing issues.

According to DUS Architects, the Urban Cabin is an example of tiny dwellings addressing large housing issues.

Stay in This 3D-Printed Tiny House - Photo 13 of 19 - The textured surface reveals the 3D-printing technique.

The textured surface reveals the 3D-printing technique.

Stay in This 3D-Printed Tiny House - Photo 14 of 19 - The Urban Cabin is a research project for DUS's larger-scale investigations into 3D-printed architecture. It is made almost completely of a bio-plastic that can be shredded and printed into new objects at the end of its lifecycle.

The Urban Cabin is a research project for DUS's larger-scale investigations into 3D-printed architecture. It is made almost completely of a bio-plastic that can be shredded and printed into new objects at the end of its lifecycle.

Stay in This 3D-Printed Tiny House - Photo 15 of 19 - A small porch offers a perch for enjoying the micro park.

A small porch offers a perch for enjoying the micro park.

Stay in This 3D-Printed Tiny House - Photo 16 of 19 - A 3D-printed bathtub with a Vola spout sits within the pocket park.

A 3D-printed bathtub with a Vola spout sits within the pocket park.

Stay in This 3D-Printed Tiny House - Photo 17 of 19 - Concrete was used to stabilize the structure and provide a durable flooring surface.

Concrete was used to stabilize the structure and provide a durable flooring surface.

Stay in This 3D-Printed Tiny House - Photo 18 of 19 - The Urban Cabin sits within a pocket park complete with poplar trees designed by Delva Landscape and Boomkwekerij Ebben.

The Urban Cabin sits within a pocket park complete with poplar trees designed by Delva Landscape and Boomkwekerij Ebben.

Stay in This 3D-Printed Tiny House - Photo 19 of 19 - To rent the cabin for a short stay, intrepid guests can contact Dus Architects at info@houseofdus.com

To rent the cabin for a short stay, intrepid guests can contact Dus Architects at info@houseofdus.com