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Cobouw: New generation of print concrete
18th February 2020
We featured in major Dutch construction newspaper Cobouw, where our robotics engineer Jay Chenault discusses the benefits offered by one of our printing material’s, Syroplast. The highly filled polymer is versitile in function, producing durable products; with heat resitant qualities as well as providing efficent and effective means of production.
Gevel 2020: CCO Hedwig Heinsman
28th January 2020
Our CCO and Co- founder Hedwig Heinsman was invited to give a seminar at the Gevel exhibition, hosted at the Ahoy convention centre in Rotterdam. Heinsman discusses a new generation of architecture, architecture on demand. She details the unique opportunity for users of our design platform to create a product that is entirely individual and sustainable. Heinsman focuses on our 3d printed facades that are now available in bio plastics as well as waste plastics. As our market grows, we continue to search for circular product solutions.
World Architecture festival: Aectual
6th December 2019
The WAF is a three day festival that centres around innovation and design, we were honoured to be able to exhibit our products at the festival and on December 6th we offered VIP tours of our printing location in Amsterdam Noord. We were able to share our technology and connect with likeminded individuals who also value sustainable design.
Listed as Top100 company on global ConTechMap
24 October 2019
Aetcual has been chosen as one of the 50 participants for the PrePitch of the Construction Innovation Contest and listed as a Top100 company on the first ever global ConTechMap: www.contechmap.com
Over 30 construction experts, investors, and professional partners from leading companies assessed and evaluated our application, and today we pitch at BUILTWORLD @ Messe Frankfurt. To be continued!
Archipreneur: CEO Hans Vermulen, the story behind Aectual
7th October 2019
Archiprenur magazine, interviews CEO Hans Vermeulen on whats behind Aectual, the concept, brand and company. Vermuelen discusses the hard work, rewards and network of interdisiplinary industry professionals that have come together with Aectual, to re-design the way we build.
Aectual keynote at 2nd Construction Tech Forum in Dubai
24th – 25th September 2019
Will full scale printing become mainstream? September 24th Hans Vermeulen shared his vision on how Aectuals platform approach will change the way we build, at the 2nd Construction Technology Forum in Dubai. Soon the building industry will be 90% prefab, driven by additive technology and fully automated construction processes that provide instant bespoke mass-customized products, perfectly tailored to the client whilst reducing waste, costs, and labor. Also with panel speakers from Besix, China State Construction Engineering Corporation, and Aecom.
Financial Focus: Aectual
13th August 2019
Financial Focus, the magazine for clients of ABN AMRO Mees Pierson, wrote a full spread article on the work of Aectual as promising example of Prop Tech developments. Read the full article here (in Dutch)
Spaces Magazine: Aectual
Aectual is featured in the ‘Design Spot’ section of San Francisco-based Spaces Magazine. “High-end custom floors (slightly raised “molds,” 3D-printed on a subfloor, in which concrete or resins can be floated), facades, stairs and every conceivable architectural element can be crafted without conventional molds and tools” read the entire article here: SpacesMagazine
Aectual Keynote at Startup Grind Europe, London
6th June 2019
Aectual’s CEO Hans Vermeulen will be giving a keynote at the Startup Grind Europe conference in London. His presentation on ‘Data Driven Design: Architecture of the Future’ will give unique behind the scene insights on Aectuals go-to platform for customizable architectural products. With its proprietary software tools and XL robotic 3D printers Aectual enables designers and builders to create tailor-made architecture.
Aectual at Clerkenwell Design Week, London
21st- 23rd May 2019
Are you in London May 21 – 23? Make sure to visit Clerkenwell Design Week, where Aectuals sustainably produced 3D Printed Terrazzo Flooring and Space Dividers will make their British debut. At the stand at Design Fields a palette of one-of-a-kind floor samples can be seen, such as recent designs by Patricia Urquiola, Mae Engelgeer, and DUS architects. Aectual Space Dividers are 3-Dimensional semi-open panels made of a range of materials, that improve acoustics, filter sunlight, and create stimulating tactile spaces. For free registration and more information check:
Aectual at Interzum Cologne
21st-24th May 2019
With over 65.000 visitors Interzum is the world`s leading trade fair for furniture production and interior design. Aectual is proud to be invited as exhibitor and speaker. Co-founder Hedwig Heinsman will speak Thursday 22 May at the ‘Disruptive Materials Congress’ about Aectuals unique approach to sustainable 3D printed production. You can also find Aectual at the 500 sqm special material exhibit, where several material innovations in the fields of bio-based solutions, resource efficiency, smart materials and innovative manufacturing are presented.
Aectual speaking at national NEPROM ‘Day of Project Development’
16th May 2019
Thursday May 16 Aectual Co-founder Hedwig Heinsman will speak at national conference ‘Day of Project Development’ organised by the NEPROM, the Dutch national organisation of project developers. This years theme is ‘Be Real’. Aectual is invited to showcase best practices, and how digitisation of design and production processes can lead to better, leaner and cleaner built environments. Watch the packed programme here:
Aectual at Techtextile Frankfurt
14th - 17th May 2019
Aectual has been invited to take part in the exhibition ‘Urban Living – City of the Future’ at Techtextile Frankfurt May 14 – 17. In collaboration with Creative Holland, the Dutch creative industries, Techtextil and Texprocess are dedicating a massive 500 m2 exhibition space to life in the city of the future. Here selected innovations from the fields of architecture & construction, mobility, medicine and clothing show how 3D printed and textile innovations can improve the way people live together in urban surroundings today. Aectual will cover a large part of the expo, presenting no less than 3 innovative types of large size 3D printed wall claddings in bio plastic, that can be used both as facade panel and interior solution.
Aectual in de Volkskrant, and more news
23rd April 2019
The Tiny Bauhaus shows that its possible; 3D printed mass-customised architecture! Great headline and article in leading Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant. The Tiny Bauhaus has attracted more great press reviews in amongst others Dutch newspaper Trouw, Bright magazine and TCT Mag.
Aectual at Building Holland
9th – 11th April 2019
Aectual showcases its unique products and technology at Building Holland in the RAI, The Netherlands. Several construction companies already use Aectuals unique plug-and-play 3D printing Technology, allowing them to digitize and automate their existing production processes. This way they can produce tailor-made building elements with unique shapes in a fast and efficient manner, without any waste. Curious how our products and technology can be implemented within your work or organization? Meet us at The Innovation Boulevard 2, Hall 11!
3D printed TINY (BAU)HAUS
26th March 2019
100 years after the launch of Bauhaus, Aectuals 3D printing platform brings custom high-design architecture to the masses. This is shown by the TINY (BAU)HAUS building, that was designed by DUS architects, making use of Aectual Floors, Walls, and Facades. It opened at The Musée des Arts et Metiers in Paris and will travel Europe the rest of the year, and shows how architects and designers can now create tailor-made architectural products, in highly refined quality, on demand. For touring info, check:
Design Shanghai Awards 2019: Aectual
11th March 2019
We’re proud to have won ‘Best Newcomer Award’ for our bespoke floors at Asia’s Leading international design event, and to be showcased next to the Worlds best design brands and galleries from across the globe. Design Shanghai is one of the world’s most prestigious international design events and Asia’s premier design event. Constantly breaking new ground, it has set a precedent in China’s ever-growing design community. Design Shanghai provides a unique and exciting platform to network and establish long-term business relations with Asia’s top architects, interior designers, property developers, retailers and private buyers.
Aectual Technology at Euronews TV
1st March 2019
Marc 1 2019. Euronews TV made a special item on Aectuals bespoke technology. “Floors, stairs, entire buildings built by 3D printers. Smart Regions examines how one Dutch company, with help from the European Cohesion Policy, is using the printing technology to create sustainable building solutions”. Watch the item here:
FRAME ‘Best Craftmanship’ Award
22nd February 2019
22 February 2019. Aectual produced all 3d printed bespoke interior elements for the Loft Store Tokyo project by DUS architects. It won the FRAME Executional Award ‘Best Craftsmanship’ recognising excellence in manufacturing. At the awards show, the world’s best interiors and designers were honored, with the crème de la crème of the interior design world in attendance. The Winning projects represented the best-in-field designs, showcasing innovation and thought-leadership.
Dezeen: Aectual & Patricia Urquiola, for BMW
21st January 2019
Augusta Pownall, design editor for Dezeen magazine, covers our collaboration with renowned spanish designer Patricia Urquiola for BMW’s Welt exhibition in Munich. Urquiola took inspiration from Norway’s shimmering frozen lakes and deep green shades portrayed in the nothern lights. Once, mearly concepts and ideas; are now imagined with our bespoke terrazzo floors.
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NXT BLD conference in London, CCO Hedwig Heinsman
28th June 2018
AEC magazine, published our CCO & Co-founder Hedwig Heinsman’s seminar for Next Build’s conference in London. Heinsman explains Aectuals innovation in 3D printing technology and our utilisation of sustainable materials, such as waste and bio plastics. She goes on to discuss the future opportunities to expand our product playlist and to open our products up to the consumer market.
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Urquiola, Aectual & BMW
19th January 2019
The exhibition “Progressive Luxury meets Creative Excellence” opened at BMW Welt Munich. Special feature is the 320m2 unique Aectual Floor designed by renowned designer Patricia Urquiola. She created a bespoke 3D printed white pattern floor with Alpi Verde and Nero Ebano marble infill, inspired by the magnificent Northern Lights. What I love about this Floor’, said BMW director of design Adrian van Hooydonk, ‘is that it combines a very traditional material, terrazzo, with a technological innovation, 3D printing’.
Aectual Keynote at Autodesk University, Las Vegas
13th November 2018
We were invited by Autodesk University and Lenovo to showcase our technology and products to over 10.000 people at AU 2019 in Las Vegas. CCO & Co-founder Hedwig Heinsman held a keynote on our ‘architectural playlists’: Aectual currently delivers 3D printed floors, facades, 3D printed mold work, and even small printed homes. This portfolio of building products is growing into a full digital platform for the AEC industry, soon allowing people to build their own home, as if they’re building a playlist, composed of their favourite 3D printed building products.
Frame: DUS Architects, Schemeta Architects & Aectual
January-Febuary edition, 2018
Frame, media brand and spacial design publication; featured a collaboration project we did with DUS Architects & Schemeta Architects for brand LOFT’s flagship store in Tokyo. Designed by Schemeta Architects, we worked with DUS to produce 3D printed bespoke interiors including tables, benches, facades and wall dividers. The furnishings were used to showcase LOFT’s merchandise, giving customers an entirely new shopping experience, prompting them to slow down and take in the entire display. As described by our CEO & CO-founder Hans Vermeulen, “it gives a museum effect”.
Dezeen: Unique, 3D printed terrazzo flooring
2nd January 2018, Dezeen
Amy Frearson, architectural journalist and editor for Dezeen magazine, writes a feature article explaining our bioplastic 3D printed terrazzo floors. She highlights the unique opportunity we give clients, in customising their flooring designs and our commitment to a circular economy; by using sustainable materials, streamlining our production towards zero waste.
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Designboom: Aectual & DUS Architects for Schiphol airport
23rd October 2017
We featured in Designboom for our collaboration with DUS Architects in creating Schiphol airports tailor made, bespoke floors. Our 3D printing technology allows Schiphol’s design to reveal its own personality and narrative.
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Fast company: 3D printed floors are surprisingly awesome!
20th October 2017
Renowned US business publication, Fast company announces the launch of our sustainable 3D printed floors at this years Dutch design week, after our first bespoke flooring collaboration with DUS Architects for LOFT’s flagship store in Tokyo. As Journalist Jesus Diaz explains, we use “huge robots, to make cool and completely customisable floors”. Our floors are scaled in their design and are made to be hard waring; Diaz also reveals our plans to work with Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport in the coming quarter.
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