For Furiosalone 2018, the famous Italian architect Massimiliano Locatelli of CLS Architetti has 3D-printed a concrete house at Piazza Cesare Beccaria. Dubbed 3D Housing 05, the temporary installation shows and explores new possibilities of utilizing concrete 3D printing in the field of sustainable architecture.
Guglielmo Carra of Arup said;
With this project we’ve shown that 3D printing technology is now advanced enough to take on more complex structures.
Featuring curved walls and a flat green roof, this one-bedroom house is 3D-printed on site using one of Cybe Construction’s robotic additive manufacturing systems. It is a one-story concrete house of about 100 square meters, with living area, sleeping area, kitchen, bathroom, made of 35 modules each 3D-printed in 60-90 minutes and the entire structure in 48 hours of effective time.
Most interestingly, it can also be demolished and reconstructed with the same material at the desired location in a short time.
Unlike fixed 3D printers, this house is made using a robotic manipulator, mounted on a movable base for increased flexibility in construction. It may be the first of its kind house within Europe but now 3D-printed architecture has swapped all around the world.
This project has received the Milano Design Award 2018 in Best Sustainability category in Milan.