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Kind Designs: Using 3D-Printing technology for seawalls that mimic coral reefs and mangroves, hosting biodiversity and improving the quality of water.

Using 3D-Printing technology for seawalls that mimic coral reefs and mangroves, hosting biodiversity and improving the quality of water.

Kind Designs is 3D Printing the world’s first Living Seawall slabs. The Living Seawall slabs are structurally identical to traditional seawall panels and can be used in any residential or commercial seawall project.

Living Seawalls function like artificial reefs. They have deep caves for sea-life to hide from predators and attract manatees, fish, crustaceans and small marine organisms. Living Seawalls sequester carbon through biocalcification. Living Seawalls collect essential water quality data.

Kind Designs is the first company in the world to 3D Print seawalls. We have the world’s fastest concrete 3D Printers. We 3D Print 10 foot living seawall panels in just 1 hour. Living Seawalls are designed to mimic the shape and texture of mangrove roots, a natural marine habitat. With deep caves, micro textures, and grooves, our seawalls are ideal for marine life to hide from predators and call home.

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Anya Freeman

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We will be in every single coastal city in the world. Rising sea levels is not a Miami problem; it's not a U.S. problem.

Anya Freeman

Kind Designs

Alumni News

March 8, 2024

Kind Designs has a lofty goal: To help coastal cities ward off flooding caused by sea level rise in a way that does not cause harm to marine life.

February 20, 2024

The company Kind Designs has installed the first-ever Living Seawall, created using 3D printing, in Pine Tree Drive Circle in Florida, United States.

While Miami’s coastline requires seawalls to prevent flooding, the Living Seawalls by Kind Designs offer more than just protection against environmental damage.

November 17, 2023

Renowned entrepreneur and investor Mark Cuban, alongside early stage climate tech VC firm Anthropocene Ventures, has joined Kind Designs’ seed round. The investment marks a significant milestone for the female-founded climate and construction tech startup, which has experienced exponential growth since its launch in June 2023. The new capital enables Kind Designs to triple production capacity and expand its team to meet explosive demand for its Living Seawalls™.

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