3D printing is getting a lot of attention across many industries, from construction to biology, there are numerous objects, from all sizes, which can now be printed in 3D.
A team located in the Czech Republic has now designed and developed a house which is 3D printed that is ready in just 48 hours, and on top of that, it reduces carbon emission by 20%.
The size is cozy, the look is great, and it floats. What could you possibly need more?
39% of the world’s carbon emissions come from the construction industry and that is a lot. On the other side, the aviation industry contributes to “only” 2%. This is a reason why building strategies and materials must be changed as soon as possible or they will continue to have a huge impact on our planet and climate change.
Considering this, the team of two that started the Prvok project decided to design and develop a 3D printed 43 square meters home that floats. The main team is made up by Michal Trpak (a sculptor), and Stavebni Sporitelna Ceske Sporitelny (a member of the Erste building society).
This eco-friendly house will be ready in 48 hours, making the house about seven times faster to build than through traditional methods, and it also lowers construction cost by 50%. Yes, 50% less! Not only that but as we mentioned earlier this eco-friendly house reduces carbon emissions by 20%.
The team will use a robotic arm called Scoolpt, which can print as quickly as 15 cm per second.
This eco-friendly house consists of a bedroom, living room, bathroom, and kitchen. It’s designed in a way that whoever is living in it can do so all year round, and it will be anchored on a floating pontoon.
What makes this even better is that the Prvok house is partially self-sufficient and runs with eco-technologies. Water from the shower can be recirculated, it uses a green roof, and there is a reservoir for utility, drinking, and sewage water. It’s also meant to be able to live as it is for up to 100 years in any environment.
An eco-friendly house that looks stylish, good for the environment, doesn’t put human life in risk, usable in any environment, and is ready in just 48 hours? I want one!