Latin America is preparing to launch a project to build the world's first 3D printing settlement. It is being created as part of the Affordable Housing Program for Low-Income Families.
The authors of the project are the non-profit organization New Story, the design firm Yves Béhar Fuseproject and the construction company Icon. At last year's Texas SXSW Festival, the team unveiled a conceptual model of a 32-square-foot printed house. meters. It was built using a Vulcan 3D printer in 48 hours. The house was only $ 10, 000.
The next step is an updated version of the printer - Vulcan II, the productivity of which will be twice as high. The printer is portable, generates little to no waste and remains operational when there is a shortage of electricity, water and necessary infrastructure, which is especially important when building houses in remote rural areas.
The future houses will include open kitchens, places for a garden and poultry breeding. They are designed for South American tropical climates with high humidity levels. The interior will feature benches for kitchens and bathrooms, and the walls will be curved for easy cleaning.
It is expected that the construction of the printing settlement will begin in the coming months.