The Netherlands aims to become a leader in the construction of practical, non-experimental infrastructure using 3D printing methods. And to this end, he launches project after project, the last of which is “Project Milestone”. This is a concept settlement with residential private houses, fully printed by construction robots and decorated in a paleo design.
Each house will look like a huge boulder hollowed out from the inside, although they will be built using the usual method, pouring cement layer by layer according to a three-dimensional file project. The main task for engineers is to find ways to optimize the construction of such structures, therefore, starting from the very first, each building will be erected taking into account the experience of printing the previous ones. The first house with an area of 95 sq.m. will be built by the end of this year. with two bedrooms, living room, kitchen, storage room and bathroom.
The house will be one-story, then they will move on to two-story structures, terraces and other complex, functional, and not decorative architectural elements. The design of the buildings is deliberately ascetic, all the most beautiful is hidden inside, and it will also, for the most part, be printed. The work progress looks like this: first, the robot erects the frame, then people assemble the communications, and then the designer comes with a mobile 3D printer and creates the interior elements.
The authors of the project are employees of the Technical University of Eindhoven, among the contractors of Vesteda, Saint Gobain-Weber Beamix and Witteveen + Bos. The project is designed for five years, during which five buildings will be erected. Nothing is known about the prime cost yet, but the authors promise to make the rental price "acceptable" for an ordinary tenant.