3D printing is incorporating itself into our clothes, our medicine, and, now, even our homes. Apis Cor., a company dedicated to building the world with printing has built its first ever 3D-printed home in Stupino town, a region near Moscow, Russia.
Construction took only 24 freezing hours during December, 2016, through temperatures of -35°C (-31°F). The home, equipped with a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and a hallway, was made on-site, a world's first for 3D-printed building constructed in that amount of time.
The total cost of construction for the 38-square-meter (409-square-foot) home was $10,134 including the expenses of work, materials for the construction, and furnishing. That's $275 per square meter, but the company is confident that a square house with a simpler design and averagely priced material would cost only $223 per square meter.
The construction of the home was made possible by a mobile 3D printer. Once the mobile printer had completed the walls, it was removed with a crane manipulator to allow manual workers to come in and finish the job.
Apis Cor asserts that its method of 3D printing homes cuts 70% of costs compared to traditional methods. The company is prepared to help the construction industry pivot to 3D printing for future homes around the world.