World’s first’ 3D printed houses to be built in Eindhoven: Another route to smarter cities
June 11, 2018 / IoT News
The Netherlands will soon be seeing the first of five planned 3D-printed concrete houses in the city of Eindhoven, as part of Project Milestone. The municipality of Eindhoven, Eindhoven University of Technology, contractor Van Wijnen, real estate manager Vesteda, materials company Saint Gobain-Weber Beamix and engineering firm Witteveen+Bos are partners in the project. The houses are irregular in shape and their design is based on erratic blocks in a green landscape. This design aims at a high level of quality and sustainability. Interestingly, there will be research conducted on concrete printing that will be done for new innovations. All the five dwellings will be built one after another. This will help innovators to learn and apply the ideas in the next house. The building elements of the first house will all be printed by the concrete printer at the university.