The world’s first 3D printed community is coming up, and each home takes 24 hours to print. Digital technology is creating innovation to help people without access to stable housing by printing durable homes that can be passed from one generation to the next.
In rural Tabasco, Mexico, a community of 50 3D-printed homes is now under construction.
The U.S.-based nonprofit New Story has teamed up with the tech company ICON to build the world’s first 3D-printed neighbourhood. It’s part of their project working to combat global homelessness.
The machine starts at the very bottom of the home, layering the cement to the top. From start to finish, the entire process takes just 24 hours to print.
Each 3D-printed home will have two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen and a bathroom. Each house can withstand hurricanes and are seismic-approved in case of an earthquake. Being strong enough to stand against natural disasters has a “generational impact” because families can pass the home down from generation to generation.