Wednesday, October 26, 2016
A 3D printed house?
The New York Times ran an article recently about technology that can 'print' a building, eventually without human intervention.
Buildings made in a simple and modular way should be able to increase the options for affordable housing in many parts of the world. In addition, homes that could be easily taken apart and reassembled elsewhere would be very useful in dealing with climate and demographic changes.
The video above is another type of a 'printed' house, this time in China. They aren't very pretty, but they are simple and cheap to build, although the use of concrete is problematic for the global environment.
Many new technologies and methods are being tested in the coming years. It will be interesting to see which of them take hold!