In the Netherlands, the first residents of a 3D printed house got the key today. It is located around a house in Eindhoven.
Omroep Brabant, Nu.nl, AD
The house, which should look like a large rock, fully complies with Dutch building requirements. The house is independent, with an area of 94 sq.m. She has two bedrooms.
The rock shape is there for a reason, according to the initiators. “It fits perfectly with the natural site, and beautifully shows the freedom of form that the 3D concrete printing provides.”
The house consists of 24 printed concrete blocks. It was printed at a factory in Eindhoven and transported to the construction site by truck. There they are laid on the foundation. The roof and window frames were also added at a later time. The elements are hollow concrete blocks that are subsequently filled with insulating material. In total, it took 120 hours to print all of the parts.
The “Milestone Project” will consist of five homes. Project partners will soon begin designing the following versions. It will have several floors, but the technology must first be developed.
The new residents, Elise and Harry, are happy with their new home. “To me, it’s surprising that you can have a home as a kid, like that of Hansel and Gretel. I feel surprised when I see this house. I’m happy with that,” says Elise.
3D printing houses have many advantages. This way it is fast and almost any shape can be printed. And although concrete is not very durable, much less materials are used so that the whole is used.
The interior of the house is very modern.
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