Arielle Assouline-Lichten, a graduate student at Harvard, wants to bring beauty to small spaces in NYC. Her thesis offers up a series of micro-architecture installations created on her MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer. Arielle uses her 3D prints to help explore the possibilities for functional public art installations in small spaces, to understand the boundary between art and architecture, and to design usable spaces that are seemingly too small to be livable. The pictures below are a demonstration of her exploration, using height to make up for lack of floor space, and transforming an interesting view into a focal point. The MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer allowed Arielle to design these spaces quickly and iterate the model’s complex surfaces with greater frequency. Like the MakerBot team, Arielle knows how to fit big ideas into little packages. Want to share your own MakerBot Replicator 2 story for a chance to win $250? Find out how here.