3D Housing 05

Images of 3D printed homes have been flying around the internet, spawning the feeling that the design has a long way to go. This group offers a stylish design that also offers aspects of sustainability.

In Milan, at the Piazza Cesare Beccaria, a 100-square-meter (or about 1,000 square feet) concrete house holds court. Featuring a curved silhouette and a flat roof overflowing with plants, there’s something else that’s striking about the structure: Its ridged and textured walls were entirely 3D-printed on site by a robotic manipulator on a moveable base and constructed in the span of one week

Massimiliano Locatelli, of CLS Architetti, collaborated with Italcementi Heidelberg Cement Group, Dutch construction company CyBe Construction, and Arup to design and bring to life 3D Housing 05, a prototype of a 3D-printed concrete home created in response to the growing affordable housing crisis.

Currently on display at the Salone del Mobile design festival, 3D Housing 05 features a living area, bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom made from 35 modules, each of which took between 60 to 90 minutes to print, with the full house effectively taking 48 hours to complete.

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