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Stratigraphic Manufactury by Unfold

This week 3D printing has been high on the agenda with projects exploring the technology's cultural impact at the Istanbul Design Biennial and a fair showcasing the equipment in London.

Open Source Architecture Manifesto by Carlo Ratti Associati

“It’s more than a technological revolution; it’s a cultural revolution,” curator Joseph Grima told us at the Adhocracy exhibition, where a plotter repeatedly writes the evolving Open Source Architecture Manifesto on a wall (above) and a series of vases demonstrates how 3D-printed objects created from identical digital files can be as varied and unique as hand-made objects (top).

3D printing is “bringing the factory back to the individual”

Meanwhile in London, CEO and co-founder of MakerBot Industries Bre Pettis told Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs how 3D printing is “bringing the factory back to the individual” at the 3D Printshow, where he where his company launched a new affordable printer that fits on a desk or coffee table (above).

Google offers a glimpse inside its data centres

Also this week, Google offered a peek inside their data centres (above) with a new website called Where The Internet Lives and the architecture of OMA‘s Kunsthal gallery in Rotterdam was blamed for a major art heist.

Sainsbury Laboratory by Stanton Williams wins 2012 RIBA Stirling Prize

The annual RIBA Stirling Prize went to the Sainsbury Laboratory by Stanton Williams (above) and Zaha Hadid released first pictures of her Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum (below), which put our readers in mind of a giant metal shark.

First photographs of Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum by Zaha Hadid unveiled

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