Thanks a lot for sharing! It's hard to find useful info on lighting.
Wow, that's great. Have to try this out!
Are you thinking about building a new house? You can go the old-fashioned way or… you could 3D print it in under 24 hours. Sounds crazy, right? The most amazing part is that this printed house would cost you just $4000.
Yeah, you’ve heard us right, the 800-ish square foot building above cost just $4,000. $5 per square foot is a ridiculous price for a construction, so what’s the trick?
The house is built by pumping out layer after layer of mortar, so the envelope is quite nice. Air infiltration and water penetration shouldn’t be a challenge, so you could use such structures for a long time.
The unit was built in Austin by a nonprofit called New Story, which wants to take its 3D house printer called the Vulcan to countries with a desperate need for housing.
We have worked with our partner, ICON, to build a 3D printer specifically for the developing world and have successfully printed the first home. In El Salvador for the first community, this innovation will mean:
● $4,000 for one home
● 12-24 hours to print the home
● Better quality for families
One billion people live without a basic human need: shelter. Linear improvements will never reach this market. We need a quantum leap in affordability, speed, and quality to reach families exponentially faster.
The phase one is to build houses for El Salvador. New Story is currently raising funds to construct a community with 100 units. The project needs a million dollars ($600,000 will cover further research and development costs).
You can now pledge and learn more on the New Story’s website.