An undisclosed community in Latin American is slated to receive a development of 600-800 square-foot houses made possible through tech company ICON's state-of-the-art printer

San Francisco-based design firm fuseproject is building houses for an underserved community in Latin America. But rather than using conventional methods and materials, these homes will all be built using 3D printers.

Through partnership with the housing charity New Story and construction technologies company ICON, there will be an entire community of 3D-printed houses for families surviving on less than $200. The houses will be created by a printer called the Vulcan II, which is a 33-by-11-foot machine that can print a house in less than a day. The house design has been tested repeatedly, and created with family and efficiency in mind.

“We used 3D technology and the unique design possibilities it enables to provide solutions that addressed important questions related to climate, family structure, and the role that the homes play in creating a larger community,” fuseproject, led by designer Yves Béhar, commented in a statement. The buildings are reported to have dimensions in the 600-800 square-foot range. The community is slated to manifest this summer in an as yet unnamed city in Latin America. For more, see New Story‘s video below:

fuseproject | New Story


Lead image: Screenshot via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMFssp7D6Xk.

San Francisco-based design firm fuseproject is building houses for an underserved community in Latin America. But rather than using conventional methods and materials, these homes will all be built using 3D printers.

Through partnership with the housing charity New Story and construction technologies company ICON, there will be an entire community of 3D-printed houses for families surviving on less than $200. The houses will be created by a printer called the Vulcan II, which is a 33-by-11-foot machine that can print a house in less than a day. The house design has been tested repeatedly, and created with family and efficiency in mind.