This house was 'printed' in 24 hours
How many hours are necessary to build a whole house? In the case of this one: 24 hours. However, this house was not build in the traditional way. It was printed.
In the past few years 3D printing has become a familiar technology - you can for example print a 3D mini figure of yourself as a christmas gift for granny - but there have been limits to usage of 3D printers as they're not only expensive but also need a lot of space, especially when printing something of a larger scale.
San Francisco-based start up Apis Cor took the whole process outside and printed a 6-room house in Stupino Town, Russia. Whereas most 3D printers are only suited for printing inside, this printer, due to its special design and small size, can be easily transported and can therefore be used outside as well.
After printing the walls, the partitions and the building envelope of the 38m² house within 24 hours, the workers painted the walls and installed the roof manually. The construction costs were $10,134, including the roof, exterior and interior finishing works, the door and the windows, the isolation of the walls and anythings else that was necessary to erect a house. According to Apis Cor, using 3D printing technology results in saving up to 70% compared to traditional construction techniques but costs may vary depending on the desires and imagination of the buildings owners.
And... That's it!