Students Build an Impressive Structure with a 3D-Printing Pen

Under the supervision of celebrated architect Kengo Kuma, a team of students from the University of Tokyo have built a series of complex structures using a specially-developed 3D printing pen. The pen binds larger acrylic rods with string-like filaments that are “drawn” in space. Unlike 3D printers, the pens allow for the construction of large-scale structures and the ability to adapt the design during the build process. The ambitious project is currently on view at the Ozone Gallery in Shinjuku, Tokyo.