Swiss artists Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger are in the process of creating the world's first 3D printed room. They've already got a 1:3 scale model on display at the Swiss Art Awards in Basel, Switzerland and the full sized room is set to launch on July 22nd, 2013.
The architectural details of the build were inspired by the natural process of cell division. The team developed an algorithm that divided and transformed the geometry of a cube. They called the resulting patterns Digital Grotesque.
Hansmeyer and Dillenburger are building the room out of sandstone, with the help of a VoxelJet 3D printer. VoxelJet systems are large-format 3D printers capable of printing out surfaces as large as 4 meters x 2 meters x 1 meter, depending on the model.
You can view the VoxelJet 4000 in action here:
After printing, the pieces of the room will undergo some touch-up cosmetic steps including glazing and gilding.