While many of us living in New York City search for months before finding that perfect apartment, there’s now a way to get a brand new home built in under 24 hours. As reported by engadget, the San Francisco-based startup Apis Cor used a mobile 3D-printer to print out the concrete walls, partitions, and building envelope for a 400 square-foot-home in just less than a day, all for the pretty reasonable price of $10,314 (not including the property, of course). And while NYC doesn’t have much open space for free-standing homes, the technology could potentially be used for various residential components or tiny home configurations.
In our new series 6sqft Studio Visits, we take you behind the scenes of the city’s up-and-coming and top designers to give you a peek into the minds, and spaces, of NYC’s creative force. In our second installment we take a tour of architect Adam Kushner’s quirky and intelligent Chinatown office space. Want to see your studio featured here, or want to nominate a friend? Get in touch!
You might remember hearing from Adam Kushner a little over a year ago when 6sqft interviewed him about building the world’s first 3D-printed estate. And while this is certainly a huge project for the architect, it’s only one of many that he and his three firms are working on. In addition to architecture/design practice KUSHNER Studios, which he founded in 1994, Adam heads up construction practice In House Group Inc. and 3D-printing company D-Shape Enterprises New York. What these practices have in common, other than their intellectual creativity, is that they’re housed in a quirky-yet-functional Chinatown office.
Adam recently took us on a tour of his office, giving us the story behind the studio’s unconventional models, his vintage scooter collection, and the giant plane jutting out of the wall.
When we interviewed architect Adam Kushner back in September, he had just gotten power at the site of his planned 3D-printed estate and pool in Gardiner, NY. Now thanks to Inhabitat we’re getting a better look at the ground-breaking design being developed by the architect and the CEO of D-Shape, James Wolff. Just a month ago, Wolff presented new renderings of the project at 3D Print Week NY, showing an impressive layout for the massive swimming pool and the four-bedroom, 2,400-square-foot home. If all goes as planned, the team will start their first trials and test prints this June!
We recently caught up with architect Adam Kushner who’s currently in the process of building the world’s first 3D-printed estate up in Gardiner, New York. Though this project is what’s garnered him the most attention lately, Kushner has always been one to experiment with new materials and methods of construction. One of his earliest projects is this modern duplex penthouse located in the heart of the West Village. Once home to Kushner himself, this pad—which has previously been called both “sexy” and “unconventional”—is all about pushing boundaries, and includes some surprising details that, well, we’ll just say aren’t for shy folks afraid of showing a little skin.
- The East River Skyway is revealed, and it could bring commuters from Brooklyn to Manhattan in under four minutes. Could it be the solution for increasing public transportation congestion?
- We talk to architect Adam Kushner about building the world’s first 3D-printed estate.
- See how a former Tribeca automotive garage was transformed into a space for living, art, and commerce.
- Sunset Park is not on its way to becoming the next hip NYC residential neighborhood–and that’s a good thing. Explore how creativity and commerce are transforming this Waterfront neighborhood.
- We map the evolution of the Lower East Side through a Jewish lens.
3D printing has been making the design and tech rounds lately, from ceramics and construction bricks to cars and mini castles. But there’s one project in the works that’s looking to blow the rest out of the water. New York City-based architect and contractor Adam Kushner of KUSHNER Studios plans to build the world’s first 3D-printed estate in Gardiner, New York, which will include a pool, pool house, and 2,400-square-foot main house–all of which will be constructed using this new technology.
Kushner has teamed up with Italian inventor and engineer Enrico Dini, who will ship a modified version of his D-Shape printer to New York in January. Dini’s printer uses his patented magnesium-based binding process combined with a material like sand to render stone-like objects. Kushner also teamed up with Enrico’s local contact James Wolff, co-founder of Deep Space Industries, which works with NASA on asteroid prospecting, mining, and processing. The three men, along with Nigel Woods, founded D-Shape Enterprises New York. Adam’s construction company In House Group, Inc. will hire D-Shape Enterprises to build the estate.