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Single-Storey 3D-Printed Homes

This 3D-Printed Home is Part of Netherlands' Project Milestone Plan

— May 14, 2021 — Eco
In the Netherlands' suburb of Eindhoven, five 3D-printed concrete homes make up the country's Project Milestone scheme. The project has become the country's first lived-in 3D-printed home. Its tenants received the key on April 30th, marking this momentous moment for Project Milestone.

With a boulder-like appearance, the concrete home gives off an industrial modern aesthetic. Designed by Durch architects Houben & Van Mierlo, its curved and sloped exterior walls were constructed through printing layers of stacked concrete to form 24 individual components. The printing process was done off-site, making this a modularly constructed home.

Floor-to-ceiling windows interrupt the concrete layers. One of the tenants, Elize Lutz, thinks of the design as a safe "fairytale garden" house.

Image Credit: Dezeen
Trend Themes
1. 3d-printed Homes - The use of 3D printing technology to construct homes offers a more modular and cost-effective alternative to traditional construction methods.
2. Modular Construction - The modular construction process allows for greater flexibility and efficiency in construction, enabling faster and more affordable building projects.
3. Sustainable Housing - The use of 3D printing in housing construction presents opportunities for more eco-friendly building practices, such as using recycled materials and reducing waste.
Industry Implications
1. Construction - The construction industry can adopt 3D printing technology and modular construction methods to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
2. Real Estate - Real estate developers can leverage the benefits of 3D printing in housing construction to offer more affordable and sustainable housing options.
3. Sustainability - Sustainability-focused industries can explore the use of 3D printing and modular construction in building eco-friendly homes and structures.
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