Press Release

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory today unveiled a 3D-printed building designed by the architecture, engineering and urban planning firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) in collaboration with ORNL researchers. The Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE) demonstration features a building that is powered by a 3D-printed vehicle developed by ORNL.

The mobile power source combined with the structure’s highly energy-efficient design and rooftop renewable energy photovoltaics showcase possibilities for future off-the-grid human shelter. The demonstration that was rolled out at DOE’s inaugural Industry Day event is the result of a targeted collaboration between government and industry. Innovative rapid prototyping took the project from concept to completion in less than one year

Project Details

  • Project: AMIE
  • Other Names: Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy (AMIE)
  • Owner / Developer: U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
  • Location: Transportable
  • Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)
  • Collaborators:
    • University of Tennessee (UT)
    • Clayton Homes
    • Alcoa/Kawneer
    • NanoPore
    • GE Appliances
    • Cincinnati Inc
    • Mach Fuels
    • KUB
    • Techmer ES
    • Tru-Design
    • Axalta Coating Systems
    • DowAksa
    • Hexagon Lincoln
    • Johnson Controls
    • Liberty Utilities
    • Spiers New Technologies
    • IACMI The Composites Institute
    • Line-X
    • EPB
  • Year Completed: 2015
  • Country: US
  • Website:

AMIE Gallery


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