Project Milestone: 3D-Printed Concrete Houses


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Dutch architecture firm Houben / Van Mierlo Architecten, in collaboration with contractor Van Wijnen, Eindhoven University of Technology and the Municipality of Eindhoven, among others, has announced that it will be 3D printing five concrete houses in the next five years.

What is said to be the world’s first inhabitable 3D-printed concrete houses, the project, entitled Milestone, will see its first home completed in 2019. While the first house will be a three-bedroom bungalow, the remaining four will be double- and triple-storey structures.

Described by the architects as a group of sculptural “Flintstone houses” that appear to hail from the Stone Age, the aim is to 3D print the final house on site. The houses will be located in Meerhoven, just outside Eindhoven in The Netherlands.

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