Development company Palari Group and construction technology company Mighty Buildings are teaming up to create the world’s first net-zero, 3D-printed neighborhood using robotic automation. Located in Rancho Mirage, California in Coachella Valley, the community will feature 15 homes on a 5-acre parcel of land. The homes will feature solar panels, weather-resistant materials and minimally invasive environmental impacts for eco-friendly homeowners.
“We could not be more excited for this groundbreaking collaboration with Palari, and to be a part of the creation of the world’s first 3D-printed zero net energy community,” said Alexey Dubov, co-founder and COO of Mighty Buildings. “This will be the first on-the-ground actualization of our vision for the future of housing — able to be deployed rapidly, affordably, sustainably, and able to augment surrounding communities with a positive dynamic.” The $15 million project will utilize a 3D-printed panelized system developed by Mighty Buildings that helps eliminate 95% of construction waste.
To improve air quality, the designers are integrating DARWIN by Delos into the homes, an artificial intelligence unit that purifies interior air from pathogens, pollutant particles, odors and allergens. Localized water filtration and circadian lighting provides additional wellness solutions to residents. As for energy, the solar panels generate enough to supply the entire home, with the option to add Tesla Powerwall batteries and EV chargers as well.
Highlighting midcentury modern architecture, the individual homes incorporate textured stone walls on the outside, floor-to-ceiling windows and 1,450 square feet worth of living space. There are three bedrooms in each home, along with two bathrooms and a guest house with an additional two bedrooms and one bath. The properties, each of which spans 10,000 square feet in total, also feature swimming pools and decks with options to upgrade with cabanas, hot tubs, firepits or outdoor showers.
“We are thrilled to launch this first development of 3D-printed sustainable homes and partner with Mighty buildings to realize our common vision of transforming the way we build homes of the future,” said Basil Starr, founder and CEO of Palari. “3D-printing allows us to build faster, stronger and more efficiently, making it integral to our platform of streamlining home-building process centered on sustainability of construction, materials, and operations.”
Images via Mighty Buildings and EYRC Architects