The article announces that North House: Responsive Envelope Prototyping, a solar powered, 800-square-foot prototype house, designed by several architects from RVTR Architects including Kathy Velikov, Colin Ripley, and Matt Storus has received the R+D Awards.
RAPID prototyping, REPLACEMENT of industrial equipment, TECHNOLOGICAL innovations, THREE-dimensional printing, and SPA pools
The article focuses on the potential of 3-d printing for developing rapid products, and its merits and demerits for the pool and spa industry. It says that 3-d printing has become more affordable for manufacturers like SwimWays and Zodiac Pool Systems, and promote innovation and experiments. It says that it is also being used for creating replacement parts and manufacturers warn that this practice will affect an equipment's performance and its guarantee.