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Home Sweet Print – 3D Printed Homes

November 9, 2015
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DESIGN | ARCHITECTURE

Home Sweet Print

3D Printed Homes

Text & Layout by bill indursky
images courtesy of winsun
November 09, 2015

 

A rchitects have been dreaming of 3d printed buildings for years, but last year Chinese-based WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Company began successfully printing them.

The process begins with CAD drawings which are printed by the companies array of 20 x 33 x 132 foot architectural printers. The printer uses a mixture of grounded construction and industrial waste such as glass and tailings around a base of quick-drying cement mixed with a proprietary hardening agent. Walls are hollow with a zig-zag interior allowing for reinforcement and insulation. Large pieces are produced in WinSun’s facility and then the structures are assembled on-site, complete with steel reinforcements and insulation in order to comply with official building standards.

The printing process saves between 30 and 60 percent of construction waste, and can decrease production times by between 50 and 70 percent, and labour costs by between 50 and 80 percent.

Recently WinSun 3d printed a five-story apartment building as well as a 11,840 square feet luxury villa. The villa cost around $161,000 to build in China.

VisitWinSun’s website at http://www.yhbm.com for more information.

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About the author: Bill Indursky
Bill Indursky is an architect, trend expert, and digital entrepreneur. He is the former founder of V&M (Vintage & Modern (2006-2013)) and the current founder of Design Life Network (DLN). DLN is a MAGAZINE + DESIGN AGENCY + MARKETPLACE + TV CHANNEL promoting inspiring design of all eras online and on TV.

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