What’s next? Skynet? In this brave new world of 3D-printed guns and cars, it was just a matter of time until the first 3D-printed house was built. Russian company Apis Cor unveiled their creation of an entire house using 3D-printing, and it was a thing of beauty.
The printer used a concrete mix and required minimal human assistance, apart from installing the roof and a few other placements.
The 38-square-meter abode netted a modest AUS$13,000 (US$9,800) production cost, and that’s including wall insulation, windows, and other finishings.
With all the conflict and movement of people the world faces today and will continue to face in the coming decades, how much of a difference can this technology make?
It’s exciting to think about how one day we could very well have entire neighborhoods of 3D-printed houses, providing not only shelter, but allowing countless families to live dignified lives.
For more of Apis Cor’s work, visit their website.