It’s time for Episode #102 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses 3D-Printed architecture on the moon, why LastPass is the bees-knees-if-ya-please, playing a virtual Game Boy on the Oculus Rift, and the funny things on WWE Pay-Per-View match contracts! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling.
Last year, legendary architect Lord Norman Foster and his colleagues at the European Space Agency surprised EVERYONE with a plan to build a lunar base via 3D-printing local moon dust into a structure. Sure, that’s really awesome to do that on the moon, but what about on Earth and how 3D printing can change how we build cities? Gizmodo’s Adam Clark Estes got the chance to ask Foster that question at the Center for Architecture in New York City. Foster had spent an hour talking about how Beaux-Art legend Rafael Guastavino — famous for his patented technique of building fireproof tile arches and vaults — influenced his work, and outlined his firm’s plan to 3D-print a vaulted, igloo-shaped moon base. Continue reading “Norman Foster on How 3D Printing Will Transform Architecture”