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Architect: Robots, 3-D printing are 'future of the building industry'

from Construction Dive

Austrian architect Wolf D. Prix, who is using robots in the construction of his Museum of Contemporary Art and Planning Exhibition project in Shenzhen, China, said that combining robotics and 3-D printing could make building complex structures significantly easier and could be the key to solving the global refugee crisis. The Coop Himmelb(l)au founder said that using robots to assemble 3-D-printed prefabricated parts could speed up the building of refugee housing while keeping the process economical. Prix emphasized that robots and 3-D printing have their place alongside traditional building methods, and he said he believes their use will give architects more freedom to invent and investigate new aesthetics, Dezeen reported. more

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