3D-printed house and trends of modern "green" building in the exhibition FabCity

Printed on the home of 3D-printers of waterproof cardboard - one of the most interesting ideas from those that are displayed in a special exhibition in Amsterdam

. In FabCity campus on the island of Java in the Dutch capital, everyone can explore new technology, whose main task - to promote the creation of a "green future". A total of 50 exhibition features installations and prototypes designed by students and professional designers.

For example, here is this tiny mobile house called Woonpioners built using environmentally friendly materials. Tudor House (frame) under the steel roof and on wheels.

18-meter interior includes a small living room, kitchen, toilet and shower room, it also has a double bed, access to which can only be "overcome" a coffee table.

The cost of a prototype mini-camper - 35 thousand euros


"People are very surprised that in such a small house - so spacious. In addition, we used a lot of glass, so it looks remarkably open and harmoniously interact with the environment ", - says the project manager Dzhelte Glas

. The module called Wikkelhouse - is the concept of home is completely built of cardboard. Its covered with plaster "wall" made of 24 layers of compacted cardboard, each of which is bonded to the previous.

The structure is covered with wooden frames for protection against external influences, such as ultraviolet radiation.

"In this little house I could live, but now I want to finish the kitchen and toilets. So we did it, and put behind all that has already happened. Then we produced the kitchen and again - place it on the back side. Next - the same with the bedroom. So this week, and there was our house, "- says the architect EIA Schilling, founder of the manufacturer Fiction Factory


Building material for

3D-printed paper house

It looks Wikkelhouse Ecohouse inside

The cost of one unit - three and a half thousand euros. However, the concrete foundation and further made in advance, structural elements increase the cost of eco up to 70 thousand euros. According to the developers, the timing of construction of the cardboard house does not exceed ten days.

These elements are made on MX3D three-dimensional printer. The printer is equipped with an industrial robotic arm, and his "advanced" welding machine is controlled by the software. Because of this he is able to print a wide range of complex multi-structured objects. This, according to the manufacturer, it has the advantage over conventional of 3D-printers.

The company plans to make before the end of the year with help of 3D-printing footbridge to Amsterdam.


"Conventional three-dimensional printers have to work on the scale of a building like this one, and we were able to go a little further. Therefore, the construction of the bridge - really powerful step forward in comparison with the possibilities of the current technology. This is a real innovation "- explains the founder MX3D Gees van der Velden

. The exhibition houses, built with the help of three-dimensional printing, FabCity available for public viewing from April 18 to June 26.


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