3D printers have proven to be a very efficient model of technology. We’ve seen how they can be used to create prototypes of products – whether for large or small scale projects – in a fraction of the time it would normally take.
Now, considering its efficiency and speed, a project over in Tabasco, Mexico, will be playing home to the world’s first 3D printed community. This will consist of 50 3D printed homes created in a bid to combat global homelessness.
The homes take around 24 hours to print and two houses can be constructed simultaneously. In terms of size, the houses are 500 square feet and consist of a living room, kitchen, bathroom, and two bedrooms.
Although, this doesn’t mean that the homes will be created entirely using 3D printing as human workers are still needed for certain tasks, such as attaching the roof and doors, as well as plumbing, however, the use of 3D printing will help in automating most of the building process which will make it faster and more efficient than regular building.
Housing non-profit organization New Story is behind the project and is working in conjunction with ICON which is providing the construction and 3D printing expertise.