3D Printed House by Arup & Cls Architetti
Todays everything is possible to be printed, that is including in printing your new house with this cool 3D-printing houses that was brought to you by Arup and CLS architetti
Building 100 sqm House in just a Week
Named 3D Housing 05, the structure was printed within Milan’s Piazza Cesare Beccaria square in just a week. After construction the 100-square-metre house contained a living area, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and was topped with a roof terrace.
The cost of 3D-printing houses is lower than traditional construction methods as the process is more efficient
Arup & CLS Architetti
Engineering firm Arup and architecture studio CLS architetti collaborated on the project, which was exhibited during Milan design week this year.
The house’s curved walls were printed by a compact and mobile robot, which can print a single wall in 60 to 90 minutes. The machine was designed by Cybe Construction – a 3D-printing company from the Netherlands
The walls were printed with a special mix of recycled concrete, using debris from demolition sites, which cures in five minutes. The mix was developed by one of the world’s largest suppliers of cement Italcementi and can be recycled after a building has been demolished.
According to Massimiliano Locatelli, principal architect at CLS, the cost of 3D printing a single square metre is currently €1,000 (£890) half the average price of traditional construction. Locatelli predicts that as the method becomes more advanced, this figure will drop to around €200 to €300 (£178 to £267) per square metre.
3D printing is efficient as the printer works quickly and reduces the amount of man hours put into a single building. The process also only uses the exact amount of raw materials needed for each component, thereby reducing waste produced during construction.