Architects Build A 3D Printed House Which Can Withstand Fires & Earthquakes

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Christy Gren



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Beijing architecture firm, HuaShang Tengda finished constructing a 3D printed mansion in just 45 days. Yeah, you read that right. The technology that will one day turn everything upside down is doing the rounds already. It’s not just it, the indestructible house can withstand fires and an 8.0 magnitude earthquake.

The HuaShang Tendga haven’t disclosed its price on their website yet. Although, the 3D printed mansion is much lower is cost, especially when you compare it to the house erected using traditional construction techniques.

3D printed house

SOCIAL BENEFITS OF A 3D PRINTED HOUSE

The house is made using a new software. The architecture group hopes to use it for future construction projects. Rather than printing and manufacturing individual parts, HuaShang TengDa built the entire mansion on site, thus eliminating the cost of transporting heavy parts.

Using the newly found 3D printing technique. HuaShang Tendga hopes to pave the way for a new era in the world of construction. The architects will be using this technique to build low-cost 3D printed homes for rural farmers. As a matter of fact, the architects are also planning to build skyscrapers in the near future.

CHINA’S HOUSING PROBLEM

The 3D printed house will help those in the construction business take a monumental leap, as most of the innovation now becomes increasingly environment-friendly and low-cost. After all, the technique will benefit businesses because of its speed, low-cost, and environment-friendly raw materials. It will not only improves people’s quality of life in China but help combat the housing problem.

In a report published by the Economist, Hong Kong is the most expensive city in the world to live in. The report measures median house prices to household income. The purpose of the piece was to highlight the astronomical demand of low-cost housing in China. China is an amazing place to live, but to foster a system where people can live comfortably and lead better lives, it’s going to need innovations like a 3D printed home.

Twenty ton of strong low-cost concrete is used in the construction. Although, the architects claim that any type of cement can be put to use in the construction process. The 4,305 sq. ft. house has eight-inch-thick walls and includes plumbing pipes. The painting and decoration of the house will now be undertaken now that the construction part is over.

3D PRINTING CRAZE

Building 3D houses in a short span of time seems to be an on-going craze in China. Recently, Chinese construction company WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co. construction 10 houses in under 24 hours. Last year, it printed the world’s tallest 3D printed building – a five-storey apartment block.

There’s another Chinese company giving tough competition in the newly buzzing market. ZhouDa, a construction company printed a two-storey villa in three hours in Xian, China. Although, the house largely resembled Lego bricks. The construction company claims that the house is fire-proof as well as earthquake proof.

So, what do you think? Would you 3D print your house once the futuristic technique becomes mainstream and easily available? Share it in the comments.

Christy Gren
Christy Gren is an Industry Specialist Reporter at Industry Leaders Magazine she enjoys writing about Unicorns, Silicon Valley, Startups, Business Leaders and Innovators. Her articles provide an insight about the Power Players in the field of Technology, Auto, Manufacturing, and F&B.

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