I stayed in Icon’s new 3D-printed luxury home in Austin, TX
The walls of the main residence and its secondary accommodation were printed at the same time in eight days despite the weather and material problems.
The team then spent another five months finishing the rest of the house, such as window installation, wiring and plumbing.
And when it was finished, Icon invited me to spend a night in the three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath new construction…
…and the unique building technology, curved concrete walls, and high-end finishes made House Zero one of the most unique homes I’ve stayed in.
Spending a night at House Zero made me realize that 3D printing houses can be a strategic and functional construction method while producing beautiful and comfortable homes.
Many 3D printing enthusiasts see the technology as a way to alleviate our housing shortage and affordability crisis.
Like House Zero, a house that might take about a year to build “traditionally” can be printed and completed in just a few months…
…enabling homebuilders to build cheaper, faster, and more durable homes using fewer materials and less physical labor.
The technology might be heralded as a way to build more affordable homes faster, but House Zero is far from an example of an economical home.
Source: Initiated, Initiated