Van Wijnen is an innovative company in the Netherlands working with the city of Eindhoven to build what might become the first community of 3D-printed houses.
The community will have firehouses, all of which will be 3D-printed using concrete. The company plans to first print a relatively simple one-story house. Then the subsequent houses will be built upon the one that was printed before.
From experience obtained from printing the first few houses, the company will then move to 3D-printing two stories house. At first, the houses will be printed offsite, and the parts shipped to the final location – in the Meerhoven district of Eindhoven – where they will then be assembled.
The goal is to make these futuristic-looking 3D-printed houses not just functional building, but a masterpiece of art. The community could end up looking like a somewhat sculptured garden.
But why 3D-Print houses? Where’s the advantage over conventional ways?
The Guardian published an article reading that the Netherlands is experiencing a serious shortage of bricklayers for building houses. The technology being fronted by innovative companies such as Van Wijnen could present a sustainable solution to the growing …read more