Tiny 3D Printed House That Costs $10,000 and Can Be Built in One Day
San Francisco startup Apis Cor has developed a system to create a 3D printed house that costs around $10,000 and can be built in just one day. The house is printed using a concrete mixture as the source to construct the walls which are reinforced with fiberglass. Solid but lightweight materials are used in the house’s flat roof to allow for fast construction as well as efficient insulation.
In December 2016, the Apis Cor company in cooperation with PIK proceeded to print the building using a mobile 3D printer. Construction took place at the Apis Cor company’s test facility in the town of Stupino, on the territory of the Stupino aerated concrete factory. Printing of self-bearing walls, partitions and building envelope were done in less than a day: pure machine time of printing amounted to 24 hours.
The project was a collaboration between PIK Companies Group, Samsung Electronics, TechnoNICOL, Bitex Reibeputz, and Fabrika Okon, and it could have an impact on how homes are constructed in the future.
Check it out! #apiscor has printed the first residential house! Construction is based on Apis Cor 3D printing technology — a unique equipment, which has no analogues in the world today: mobile construction 3D printer and automatic mix and supply unit. Printing of self-bearing walls, partitions and building envelope were done in less than a day: pure machine time of printing amounted to 24 hours. The area of the printed building is 38 m². Design of the single-story residential house is rather unusual. This project was selected specifically, as one of the main purposes of this construction is to demonstrate the flexibility of equipment and diversity of available forms. The house can be of any shape, including the familiar square shape. On the inside the printed house is no different from an ordinary one — cozy and comfortable. House interior includes a hall, a bathroom, a living room and a compact functional kitchen with the most modern appliances from Samsung company. The construction cost of the printed house amounted to $10134! This cost includes all the works that were done to make a complete house: work and materials for the construction of foundation, roof, exterior and interior finishing works, installation of heat insulation of walls, windows, floors and ceilings. 3D printers are entering the global market and construction sites worldwide. The future is now.#3dprint #3d #3dprinter #3dprinting #tech #techno #technology #news #science #future #robot #robotics #construction #building #buildings #architecture #architects