May, 2018 - Using concrete and a 3D printer, a new house can be built in less than a day. A construction company, ICON, in Austin, Texas, has printed and exhibited a 3D-printed house “that is fully up to code and permitted for people to inhabit.”
In a Quartz article by Mike Murphy, “Massive, but still portable, the printer excretes a custom blend of concrete that hardens as it’s printed. The concrete is laid in 100 roughly one-inch-thick strands that hold their shape as they harden. ICON co-founder Evan Loomis told Quartz that the strength of the printed walls is stronger than cinderblocks after a few days of hardening, although the house is entirely habitable after it’s been set up.”
Read Mike Murphy’s full article with his photographs of the new construction here.