What if you could download and print a home in 24 hours for a fraction of the cost? Well that is exactly what Icon Construction Technologies and non-profit organization New Story are aiming to do. Using 3D printing technology a concept model was developed to house the homeless. The 3D-printer builds the basic house structure and then the finishing touches are added on by hand after. It takes only 48 hours to construct, including all the finishing details, and costs US$10,000. Currently, the project team is working to cut the construction time down to 24 hours, reducing the cost to $4,000. They are aiming to have the 3D printed homes introduced in El Savador in the next 18 months with the hope that people will be living in 3D houses by 2019.
To read the New Atlas article on the project click here.
To learn more about Icon Construction Technologies click here.
To learn more about non-profit organization New Story click here.