The first house will be a single-floor, 3-room house of 95 m2, with a wooden roof structure. Printing will start in 2020 and the house is expected to be ready for occupation mid-2020. The time between design and realization of the first house is relatively long, as all engineering has to be done for the first time ever. It is expected that the time between design and realization will eventually decrease radically.
The other four houses will be multi-storey houses. These houses will have printed concrete floors and a printed concrete roof. All houses will have foundations based on conventional concrete pouring technology.
The design of the houses is based on erratic blocks in a green landscape. The irregular shape of the buildings can be realized thanks to one of the key features of 3D-printing: the ability to construct almost any shape.
In the city of Eindhoven (The Netherlands) five 3D-printed concrete houses will be built. The project is the world’s first commercial housing project based on 3D-concrete printing. The houses will all be occupied, they will meet all modern comfort requirements, and they will be purchased and let out by a real estate company.
Five houses will be built consecutively, so every time innovations and all lessons learnt can be applied in the next house.
Concrete has been the most used building material in the world for decades. Everyone is familiar with it, knows what it looks like, where it is used. This is now changing. Experiments have recently started with the 3D printing of concrete. At first glance this seems surprising, the finesse that comes with printing does not fit with the plump character of concrete. Nevertheless, 3D-printed...
The first aim of the project is to build five great houses that are comfortable to live in and will have happy occupants. But behind that there is the ambition to boost 3D concrete printing science and technology such that printed housing, with all it's advantages, will soon be a reality that is widely adopted.
The 3D printed house is planned to be in Bosrijk. Bosrijk is a new residential location in Eindhoven. The development of Bosrijk has high ambitions when it comes to sustainability and spatial and architectural quality. Bosrijk is the first location in Eindhoven that is not connected to the natural gas grid.