One day build for 3D printed house

A San Francisco-based startup has built an entire house in just one day.

This was no repair of an existing property. There was no use of prefabricated parts. The secret lies in 3D printing…

Apis Cor – the San Francisco based company behind the project, says the whole house cost about $10,000 make, with the door and windows making up the biggest part of the budget. That sounds about right for a tiny home, although that doesn’t account for the cost of land.

The company used a mobile 3D printer to print out the concrete walls, partitions and building envelope. Workers then manually paint the house and install the roofing materials, wiring, hydro-acoustic and thermal insulation, some of the less time-consuming aspects of home-building.

The result is a 400-square-foot house that’s around as big as a standard hotel room. Not exactly a mansion, but it could prove attractive to the growing number of people who prefer smaller living spaces.

The company uploaded a short video of the construction process in a Russian town which you can view below. It even shows what the interior could look like with appliances, including a curved TV that fits the house’s curved wall.

Although it will never replace traditional crafts and construction methods, on-site 3D printing offers a glimpse into what the future of construction might look like. The method also offers a timely and economic solution to housing crises in over-populated areas all over the world.


Images and video via Apis Cor

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