Science and technology have advanced so much that there hardly seems anything that is not possible by applying their principles. The use of 3D printing is one of the many modern applications of science. There are various objects that can be printed in a 3D shape and be used. To much of people’s surprise, there is a new street in Texas that has houses that are all 3D printed. Not even one of them is conventionally constructed.
The name of the street is East 17th Street. The houses are the marvelous work of Logan architecture. The 3D printing technology of ICON was used that is also applied in its Vulcan building system. It took around 5 to 7 days to entirely erect these structures as it “provides safer, more resilient homes that are designed to withstand fire, flood, wind, and other natural disasters better than conventionally built homes” ICON said in a statement.
The homes do not follow the same layout. They have options for two and four-bedroom designs. The size falls between 900 and 2,000 square feet (83 to185 sq m). Each one of the houses has covered front porches, covered parking, large and open rooms, and windows that bring a great amount of sunlight inside the house.
There is another 3D printed project by the name of Mighty Buildings built in March 2021. It specializes in 3D printing homes of various sizes. It was announced it was planning to build a $15 million community of 3D-printed homes in California.
This street will be the “world’s first planned community of 3D-printed homes,” according to Mighty Buildings, once it is completed.
In 2018, the additive manufacturing industry had a market size of just $8 billion. However, by 2026, the number is expected to grow to a staggering $51 billion. The growth rate is around 24-26%. 3D printing is transforming the construction industry and bringing safer and more creative solutions.