World’s first 3D concrete-printed commercial housing project to be built in Eindhoven

The world’s first 3D concrete-printed commercial housing project is to be built in the Dutch city of Eindhoven.

The first of five planned houses is due to start construction this year. The units were developed by a collaborative team including the Eindhoven University of Technology and will be purchased and let out by a real estate company upon completion.

The first house will be a single-floor, three-room house measuring 95m2, while the remaining four will be multi-storey units. The irregular shape of the buildings mimic the erratic blocks in the surrounding green landscape. It has been made possible due to the flexibility of form permitted by 3D-printing.

Based on a series of advanced research and innovation undertakings, the first house will be printed at the university, while aiming to shift the entire process to the construction site for the fifth unit.

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