This Home Was 3D Printed in Only 24 Hours and for Just $10,000

Take a tour through a truly futuristic home.

3. 6. 17 by Neil C. Bhavsar
Apis Cor
Image by Apis Cor

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.

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Credit: CAPIS COR

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.

Credit: APIS COR

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