By Cat Distasio, Inhabitat
3D printing has opened up a new frontier for design, and the technology is progressing by leaps and bounds. Whereas the first 3D printers could only produce tiny trinkets and figurines, today's printers can produce entire buildings. Architects and designers are capitalizing on the technology with revolutionary projects ranging from habitable moon bases to elaborate buildings impossible to create using traditional construction methods. Many 3D-printed structures are also made from recycled or reclaimed construction materials, which gives them a low carbon footprint. Read on for a look at the state of the art in 3D-printed architecture.