Courtesy DUS Architects

An architecture firm in the Netherlands has created a small cabin made from a bio-plastic material on a 3D printer. The designers say it's a cheaper, faster, and less wasteful way of building, reports Green Building Advisor's Scot Gibson.

The firm, DUS Architects, is also involved in a project to create the Canal House, another 3D printed dwelling (shown here).

DUS says the technology is well suited for small, temporary dwellings — in disaster areas, for example. The material can be shredded and turned into new buildings when the original structure is no longer needed.

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