Is this the future of housing? The company Apis Cor has gained considerable attention in recent months due to a phenomenal development in 3D printing. In just 24 hours, Apis Cor was able to build a 400-square-foot home (37 square meters). Best of all, the house cost just over $10,000.
Mashable reports that the house, located in Russia, was built using a mobile printer on-site. All main components of the home — including the walls, partitions and building envelope — were printed solely with a concrete mixture.
Fixtures, such as furnishings and windows, were later added on — as was a shiny coat of paint to the exterior of the house. In total, the home cost $10,134, less than many people spend on a new car.
Inside the house, one will find a hallway, bathroom, living room and kitchen. Incredibly, the company says the house can last up to 175 years.
“We want to change public views that construction can’t be fast, eco-friendly, efficient and reliable at the same time,” said founder Nikita Chen-yun-tai on Apis Cor’s website. “Our goal is to become the biggest international construction company to solve problems of accommodation around the globe.”
So far, Apis Cor is the first company in the world to have developed a 3D printer capable of constructing whole buildings on site. In the past, 3D-printed houses were printed in a separate facility then assembled elsewhere.
Though a Chinese construction company managed to print an entire two-story house on-site in 45 days, the achievement still pales (slightly) in comparison to what Apis Cor has accomplished.
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Learn more by visiting the company’s website.
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