Goodbye mortar: now it's time for 3d printed house!

Ten 3d printed houses in less than 24 hours in Shanghai

by Valentina Ieva
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Ten houses were built entirely out of recycled materials, in less than 24 hours: now it is possible! The Chinese company, called WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co, has built the ten house in Shanghai’s Qingpu district by a very big 3D printer which measures 32-meters long, by 10-meters wide, by 6.6-meters high.

Each of the structural components of the houses were printed separately, then, like the traditional 3D printers, the system carefully spills out those materials layer by layer. Each unit covers an area of 200 sq m, and it is printed with special "ink" based on high-grade cement and glass fiber.

These building were created entirely out of concrete using a gigantic 3D printer. They are built with very little labor and they are incredibly inexpensive: each costs 30,000 RMB ($4,800).

The new technology represents a strong revolution of the way homes and other structures are built. Can we say 'goodbye to the mortar? Time will tell!

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    • Valentina Ieva

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      Bari / Italy

      Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al cuore di natura elettrica’!)