3D printing

Picture of two men in white robes, national dress of the United Arab Emirates walking away from the 3D printed office building.We know about office printing machines that spit out paper, but what about one that prints out the office itself? While this article in Sourceable has no mention of universal design or accessibility, it is an evolving technology that might also include design-for-all features. Well, at least it should!

The article explains how the 3D printing system produced the office building in Dubai. The research and development is a government initiative called the Dubai Future Foundation. The United Arab Emirates is keen to be a leader in emerging technologies and predicts that in 20 years, whole cities will be 3D printed.