You certainly have heard of it, what you probably do not know is that this innovation is also contaminating the building industry. For now, houses have been built in china and dubai using 3D printers. While in the old continent, strict construction standards have hindered to date these innovative ways.
THE FIRST BUILDING PRINTED IN EUROPE IS A SMALL OFFICE / HOTEL.
The company 3D Printhuset has put in place a 3D concrete printer, with the will to be the first European 3D printed house manufacturer. After a long research period, the first 3D printer was created to meet Danish construction standards. The printer takes the name of Building On Demand, or BOD. The first building to be literally printed will be a small office / hotel.
The goal of the project is to show that 3D printing is a viable construction method. The foundations have already been laid out and a 3D printer is currently printing the top of the foundation and the walls. The printer is a Gantry-style 3D with dimensions of 8 x 8 x 6 meters and a printing speed of 2.5 meters per minute.
PRINTED CONSTRUCTION IS ECOLOGICAL
BOD is a project by architect Ana Goidea, who designed the curved wall building and a wavy effect to best demonstrate the design capabilities of 3D printing.
The city structures will be built following the values of ecology and recycling, Copenhagen is a city centered on these with the goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2025 and BOD itself will not only generate less waste than a traditional construction method but it is made with an assortment of recycled materials. The wall insulation is entirely made of recovered materials and the concrete itself comes from reconverted tiles and sand. The concrete mix was developed with the help of Force Institute.
Will the 3D printer be a fashion or a reality? Time will be the supreme judge.