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Enrico Dini is on a quest to revolutionize the way we view construction. But with his family life in tatters, and his business on its knees – has he sacrificed too much for the greater good? The Man Who Prints Houses is a poignant, funny and awe-inspiring documentary that delves into the troubled mind of a genius intent on changing the world forever.

Enrico Dini is a robotics expert. He is also a self-styled ‘stone alchemist’: able to mimic the process of how rock forms under the seabed. Combining these two skills, he has developed a groundbreaking new construction technique based on the principle of 3D-printing. Enrico’s dream is to one day see houses of any shape and size printed robotically in solid stone – but as we all know, dreams can come at a price…

3D-printing is a method that physically realizes digital designs layer by layer using a fluid substance that can be hardened by lasers or other binding agents. To date, it’s been used for small-scale manufacturing and as architectural maquettes. Enrico, however, has far grander plans.

With exclusive access into all aspects of his life, this film follows Enrico as he strives to make his dream of large-scale 3D-printing a reality. From his ambitious business ideas, to financial problems and struggles in his family life, the film tells the story of a visionary inventor shackled by his life’s work.  More at www.themanwhoprintshouses.com

 

 

 

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  • Dave

    Basically were fucked!

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  • nativewoman

    So…our planet is to be toxic. The haunting question is why would any human allow this to happen…there is no other place to go. Perhaps the answer is other life forms want our planet. Think of the scifi movies. This is the only logical answer.

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  • Luke

    This documentary is very good overall. It has some questionable uses of expert opinion that may decrease its credibility in the eyes of some viewers, but its value far outweighs this potential drawback.

    The documentary advocates for Tokyo’s evacuation but does not address the consequences of this action. I think that’s fine, because the point of the film is to address the consequences of NOT evacuating, among other actions governments failed to take. In doing this, however, Ebisu raises some compelling questions. These include: What would have been the most effective way to tell the truth to Tokyo residents if an evacuation was decided? What would have been the best ways to tell the truth to the Japanese public that would not have led to chaos? What would have been some key elements of the evacuation plan and treatment of those forced to leave?

    I understand these are not easy questions, and most of us are not in the place to give any specific details given our lack of intimate knowledge of Japanese culture, lifestyle, or Tokyo’s specific needs, but what are some general first steps that would lead to justice and truth?

    In addition to these questions, Ebisu creates value in his film in other ways. For example, prior to watching the documentary, I only vaguely remembered radiation in the news. I remember more about the tsunami and the damage it caused, and it’s definitely good that was covered in media. However, once that news cycle ended, concerns with radiation should have continued until they were effectively addressed.

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