The stone-shaped bungalow by Dutch couple Elize Lutz, 70, and Harrie Dekkers, 67, in Eindhoven, is Europe’s first fully 3D-printed house.
One couple moved to Europe’s first 3D printed house – and the rest can be built in five days.
Elize Lutz, 70, and Harrie Dekkers, 67, The two-bed bungalow in Eindhoven is shaped like a stone and is built with a spout that squirts the cement like whipped cream.
The Dutch couple were the first to move to the five-story lot and say the “bunker-like” house is “beautiful”.
The developers say that, with fine tuning, a house can be built in 120 hours – the equivalent of five days – and that the process is much more environmentally friendly and efficient, with the added benefit of relieving pressure on the construction industry. in a country with a shortage of skilled brick layers, reports The Guardian.
The bungalow is accessed using a digital key loaded in an application and was built by the company Saint-Gobain Weber Beamix next to the Beatrix canal, in the suburb of Bosrijk.
The imperfections in the façade boil down to changes in the nozzle, which form wavy patterns similar to those you can see in an ink printer.
The couple rents the 94 square foot space for £ 695 a month, half of what it would normally cost, after signing up to be part of the revolutionary online project.
Although partially 3D-printed houses have already appeared in France and the United States, this is the first time that a 100% 3D-printed and fully habitable property has been completed.
“Now we are setting the tone for the future: the rapid realization of affordable houses with control over the shape of your own home,” said Yasin Torunoglu, councilor for housing and spatial development in the municipality of Eindhoven.
The first 24-part bungalow was printed off-site, but at the end of the Milestone Project, a partnership between the Eindhoven University of Technology and the housing corporation Vesteda, all elements are expected to be made on site.
The bungalow was expected to have been completed in 2019, but due to challenges with the project, it was postponed.
Bas Huysmans, head of Weber Benelux, a branch of Saint-Gobain, said the shape of the rock was chosen to show how technology can bring any project to life.
Elize said, “I saw the design of this house and it was just like a fairytale garden.”