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Here's the 3D-Printed Live-In Mussel You've Always Wanted

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Because the design world is always looking for the next "first 3D-printed [noun]," a team of UCLA and HUD students led by architect Peter Ebner has built the first 3D-printed clam house, a 7'x7' micro home made of sand-based plastic that can be broken down into two half shells for easy transportation. Unlike Amsterdam's upcoming 3D-printed rowhouse, this one's on the decidedly experimental end of the future-forward housing spectrum, but that doesn't mean it doesn't come with the necessary accomidations for "flexible and versatile living." Why, it's even got a "special folding toilet" and a modest sink-equipped kitchen countertop, albeit one that covers the bath when it's in use. The renderings show one guest taking advantage of the projection screen that occupies the majority of one wall to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey, which is appropriate enough. Behold, the glorious future of the tiny home:

· 3D printed house constructed by UCLA + HUD [Design Boom]
· All micro home coverage [Curbed National]
· All 3D-printing coverage [Curbed National]