Lucy Wang

Chinese Company Assembles 10 3D-Printed Concrete Houses in a Day for Less Than $5,000 Each

by , 04/06/14



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A massive 3D printer measuring 490 feet long, 33 feet wide, and 20 feet deep was used to 3D print each of the structural components from the giant concrete slabs to the inner cross bracing. To cut down on costs, WinSun fabricated the frame from layers of concrete partly made from recycled construction waste, industrial waste, and glass fibers. Each house is approximately 2,100 square feet.

Related: DUS Architects’ 3D Printed Canal House ‘Breaks Ground’ in Amsterdam

WinSun also plans to open 100 recycling factories in the country to continue to transform waste into cost-effective “ink” for their 3D printers. By doing so, Winsun estimates that this kind of 3D printing could cut costs for construction companies in half. If these 3D-printed houses catch on, the company also hopes that the technology could provide affordable housing for the impoverished.

Related: SketchUp’s Open-Source 3D-Printable WikiHouse Snaps Together Like Lego Bricks

+ WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co

Via Arch Paper

Images via 3ders

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12 Comments

  1. Agnès DUPOUY July 28, 2014 at 7:41 am

    Hello,
    Your company imports such these houses, and if yes, what would be the cost estimated(esteemed) for France?
    Would envisage you of créeer a ” branch in France ” in the form of frankness possibly?
    Thank you in advance for your answers,
    Very cordially,

  2. Jo-Jo2 June 6, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    It says: “Each house is approximately 2,100 square feet.” That’s equivalent to a 4-bdrm house with living rm, dining rm, kitchen, family rm, and 2.5 baths. A good sized house, but I’m not seeing it in this picture. Could it be a typo and should say 210 square foot?

  3. Víctor Silva May 10, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Estimated I am Víctor Silva Donoso, am from Santiago of Chile, and it wanted to know of the value of a house of 100 m2 and of 200 m2, calculating the sending that corresponds to Chile, Port of Valparaiso, besides it wanted to know of the Technical details of these Houses, (Doors, Windows, Divisions Interior, Electricity and everything what corresponds) and the Model Variety, also all that one delays the Manufacture and the time of Maritime Movement, I remain attentive to his commentaries and to his prompt response, I am grateful to them from already for your availability.

    Víctor Silva Donoso

  4. sharvalentine April 27, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    I agree with with the comment that was made that it’s a $5,000 shed not a house – come on! LOL

  5. speed jhuit April 18, 2014 at 8:25 am

    it\’s beautiful :) if you fusion this one and this one technology \”e-cat\” it\’s really the futur ! I need to go play and win Lotto for invest developpement :p go print for Mars :D ha ha ha !!!

  6. mandos April 17, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Bravo!

    williamc, the fiberglass is the tensile strength, and is better than iron. It permeates the mixture.

  7. williamc April 10, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Are these building reinforced with re-bar or any other reinforcement material?

  8. Marko April 7, 2014 at 5:29 am

    The Amsterdam canal house will also be printed in segments to be assembled on-site.

  9. Oy Vey April 7, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Let’s see, “construction waste, industrial waste, and glass fibers” – when does exposure to “construction media of undetermined composition” become fun?

  10. Indulkar shailendra April 6, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Greetings ,
    The need of the hour is the use of three D printer in construction of bridges with new designs to develop multi-level and multi purpose transport .

  11. Tim Page April 6, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    House? That’s a $5000 shed.

  12. vachej April 5, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Interesting.

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