Saturday, April 26, 2014

Printing 3-D Buildings?

In Shanghai, a Chinese company 3D-printed 10 small buildings in about a day. Walls are made of layers of a concrete aggregate that includes recycled construction waste. Each house, assembled from the printed walls, measures 200 square meters and costs about $4,800. Granted, these buildings are not the most sexy. You could even argue they're not real 3D-printed buildings since assembly is required. (Rest assured a team from Amsterdam is currently at work on a fully 3D printed canal house). But according to The Architect’s Newspaper, the company hopes the technology will provide an “affordable and dignified" housing option for the impoverished. Read more @ Atlantic Cities

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