Le Yacht Lodge is a hospitality complex designed for the luxurious lifestyle of the French Riviera. Essentially a floating hotel, the lodge is capable of accommodating multiple superyachts across three expansive jetties, and provides passengers with a virtually limitless view of the Mediterranean Sea.
The brainchild of ship, yacht, automotive and architecture firm Garroni Design, the superfine details of Le Yacht Lodge have been brought to life by the DWS XFAB 3D printer in a commission for Italian service bureau Materia Srl.
From paper to plan
Precision was crucial in the production of the Le Yacht Lodge model. Details like curtains and lanterns had to be made with the utmost care to create an accurate image of the structure at scale.
This was achieved by the XFAB’s layer thickness range between 60 – 100 microns, which is roughly the width of a single human hair.
3D printing inside and out
Interiors, furniture, external props and boats were all made on an XFAB 3D printer perfectly matching the specifications of the input CAD file.
3D printed parts were made using DWS’s Invicta 915, an ABS-like resin with a tensile strength of 35 MPa, comparable to pinewood.
The finished model measures 1100 x 1100 x 320 mm (L x W x H) and is made from a combination of 3D printed parts, fine birch wood (only 1 mm in thickness) and plexiglass for the windows.
The ambitious project, should it come to fruition, may one day be seen off the coast of Monaco, becoming a feature for the microstate’s famous international Yacht Show that may yet see an influx 3D printed boats.
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Featured image shows Le Yacht Lodge model concept by Garroni Design. Made by Materia Srl using DWS XFAB. Photo via DWS