3D-printed architectural model. Front view. Source: WhiteClouds
3D-printed architectural model. Front view. Source: WhiteClouds

This mountain home is a display of rustic elegance with large wooden beams, wood siding and stonework. Big windows, four decks and a patio allow the homeowners to enjoy beautiful mountain views.

This architectural model home was 3D printed on a ProJet 660—a commercial printer by 3D Systems. The model was printed in full-color, sandstone-like material, using powder jetting technology.

3D models allow homeowners, businesses, and contractors to better visualize the home or other building before it is physically built. A physical model provides a perspective that you can’t get with a blueprint, rendering or even a 3D digital model.

Architects and builders can display architectural models of past projects. This allows them to showcase their work to future clients.

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Model Specs:

  • Number of Layers: 1042
  • Layer Resolution: 89 Microns (Slightly thinner than a human hair.)
  • Build time: 9 hours
  • Dimensions: 13 x 4.15 x 8.25”
  • Printer: ProJet 660Pro

Home Specs:

Other Notes:

The home was designed by Harris Architecture. The general contractor was Built by WatersDavies Development provided on-site supervision. Kelly Root, a designer at WhiteClouds, created the digital 3D model from the floor plans and two drawings of the exterior of the home. He used Maya, a computer-aided design program to create the 3D model.