In Latin America, a project to build the world's first settlement using 3D printing technology is being prepared for launch. It is created as part of the program to provide affordable housing for low-income families.
The authors of the project are the non-profit organization New Story, the design firm Yves Béhar Fuseproject, and the construction company Icon. At the last SXSW festival in Texas last year, the team presented a conceptual model of a printed house measuring 32 square meters. meter It was erected using a Vulcan 3D printer in 48 hours. The cost of the house was only 10,000 dollars.
The next step is an updated version of the printer - Vulcan II, whose performance will be twice as high. The printer is portable, practically does not produce waste and remains operable when there is a shortage of electricity, water and the necessary infrastructure, which is especially important when building houses in remote rural regions.
Future homes will have open kitchens, space for gardens and breeding poultry. They are designed for a South American tropical climate with a high level of humidity. The interior contains benches for kitchens and bathrooms, and the walls will have a curved shape for easy cleaning.
It is expected that the construction of the printing settlement will begin in the coming months.