A house mural is one of those weird, unusual pieces of artwork you might find in a corner of your local art gallery or art gallery of some kind.
But the process is so new that it’s hard to know what exactly it is, how to make it, or how to get the best out of it.
It’s like trying to figure out how to print out a giant piece of paper and then place it on a flat surface, says David Hahn, an artist in Brooklyn, who has created a series of three house murals that are designed to be easily removed and replaced.
So far, the house murles have been installed in the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, both in New York City, but there are plans for more in other cities, including Miami, New Orleans, and Chicago.
For Hahn and his team of 3-d-printing enthusiasts, this is just the beginning.
The 3-dimensional printed house murlings were designed by artist and DIY 3-dim printer hobbyist Matt Jones.
They were inspired by the concept of the “micro-architecture” concept.
The micro-archisements (micro-trees) of the future are actually pretty small, which means they’re really easy to remove, he says.
He uses a 3-part printing machine, called a Zbrush, which prints in layers instead of pieces, and the results are usually surprisingly detailed and beautiful.
He says the idea behind 3-DPrinting is to allow people to have more creative control over their creations and make them better.
But it’s also an important one, he adds, because it’s about creating a house that is more accessible, inviting, and functional, rather than just decoration.
Hahn first discovered the concept in 2014, when he saw the same 3-dimensioned house mural in his Brooklyn neighborhood.
He wanted to recreate it, so he went back to his basement to create three new 3-DRAMated designs.
He began by creating a template, which he used to draw the shapes in the wood, using his 3-axis software Makerbot Replicator 2 to print them out.
He then used a plastic template, and a digital-grade 3-DFU printer to print the patterns on the printed parts.
Then, he printed the 3-drums with the Makerbot 3D Printer, which allowed him to use a digital camera to capture the pattern of each of the 3 parts.
He used a special plastic-tape to attach the pattern to the 3d-printed parts.
The finished product looks like a giant, 3-color house, Hahn says.
But there’s a catch.
The house has to be removed from the 3D printer, and you need to cut it into sections to fit into a 2×2 grid, or even a 1×1 grid.
“It’s really important to understand what you’re doing,” he says, “because it’s a lot more complicated than a simple 3-brush house.”
So, while you might want to use the house to decorate a home, Hahns cautions that there are many other uses for it as well.
“You can use it for storage, for art, and for other things that you might need,” he explains.
The artist says that there is already a lot of interest in his work in his neighborhood.
“I’ve gotten a lot, a lot,” he admits.
He’s also heard from others who have tried his 3DRAMatetwork, and he hopes to continue to do so.
“What I hope is that people see the house for what it is,” he adds.
He notes that there have been many other 3-designs, such as the 3DRADream house, that have been built by people with no formal 3-engineering background.
Hahans hopes that the community will help him continue his work.
“As a 3D-printer, there’s nothing that you can’t do.
The thing is that the 3DSize is something that you have to learn and work at, so it’s not something you can just take for granted,” he emphasizes.
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And if you liked these 3-story houses, we recommend you check out the “3-D Printing Houses of Tomorrow” video series, which was made by artist Alex Poynton, which also features the 3dramatetworks at the Brooklyn Public Library.