The new floor design is an ambitious project that is about to take its first steps into reality.
The idea was first suggested by a few friends and they thought it was a great idea, so they got in touch with Fabricius and they set about making it happen.
The three of them have spent the last two years in partnership to create the floor, which is an attempt to replace old flooring with a 3D printer-based design.
The first floor is made from recycled PVC material and is intended to be a new home for the family, with a number of different features such as a solar roof and a fireplace to heat up.
The first prototypes of the new floor were fabricated on a 3DS Max, and the new version has been made with the latest version of the 3D printers.
“It’s basically 3D printing with fabric, and you can put it anywhere,” said Fabius.
“We wanted to create a floor that was a bit more modern and functional, rather than a bit of a house on wheels.”
The floor is designed to fit inside a space that currently has a garage and two bedrooms.
The floor can be attached to any surface, such as the roof or walls, and can be moved around.
“We’ve also tried to make it look more contemporary than previous designs,” said one of the team, Daniel McInnes.
The new floor will be a bit like a “chunky carpet”, with a variety of different textures.
“There are a lot of different patterns that you can create to suit the needs of the different floors,” said McInness.
“There are no boundaries on what we can do with it,” added Fabius, “We can make a wall, a window, a roof and the kitchen has a few different patterns to suit it.”
The team have also worked on the new floors using materials that are already widely available.
“The first one was made from PVC,” said Patrick.
“That was very easy to fabricate, and there was no need for a special material, we could just use a mix of the materials that we have in the shop.”
The project has been backed by the Irish Institute of Design, the Royal Society of Arts, the National Institute of Water Research, and others.
The team is also working on a new version of their 3D model.
“It’s a bit better now, and we are also going to be using a lot more polymers, so that means it’s a lot harder to print,” said Pat.
“If we’re going to get it done in time, we need to make sure that it is durable enough.”
The 3D design is currently being worked on by members of the Fabricius team in the Irish city of Dublin.