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Dutch Couple Moves Into The First 3D-Printed Concrete House In The Netherlands

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Back on the 30th of April, a Dutch couple received the keys to the first Dutch 3D-printed concrete home. The house, located in Eindhoven, is a single-story home with a floor area of 94 square meters, and is not merely a display of advanced 3D printing technology – it complies with all of the strict building requirements of The Netherlands. According to Project Milestone, this home is just first of five 3D-printed homes planned to built, with each new one becoming more complex than the one before.

The company says that house’s unique boulder-like shape is intentional, as it not only fits in with the home’s natural location, but also showcases the freedom of form offered by 3D concrete. Theo Salet, a Professor of Concrete Structures in the Eindhoven University of Technology, said that with this small building, a first major step has been taken in the development of construction into a high-quality manufacturing industry. “From design to implementation, digitalization leads to sustainable and affordable homes tailored to the wishes of the occupant. I’m proud that the knowledge we’ve developed at TU/e has led to this innovation by industry, with the help of the municipality, within a short timeframe,” said the professor.

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Just last week, one Dutch couple received the keys to the first Dutch 3D-printed concrete home

Image source: Project Milestone

Project Milestone says that 3D-printed can be built faster than regular homes, and offer more flexibility and personalized designs. “The ambition of the Project Milestone partners is for 3D concrete printing to eventually become a sustainable construction method that contributes to solving the housing shortage,” says the company.

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“The house consists of 24 printed concrete elements which were printed layer by layer at the printing plant in Eindhoven,” explains Project Milestone. “The elements were transported by truck to the building site and placed on a foundation. The house was then provided with a roof and frames, and the finishing touches applied.”

Image source: Project Milestone

Image source: Project Milestone

The company says that as the building technique is developed further, the following homes will become increasingly complex and have additional floors. While the first buildings will be printed off-site, the final two-story home will be built entirely on-site.

The home’s unique shape resembles a large boulder in order to blend in with the surroundings and showcase what 3D concrete is capable of

Image source: Project Milestone

Image source: Project Milestone

“Innovation is an important pillar in construction. In addition to affordable homes, the market increasingly demands innovative housing concepts. With the 3D-printed home, we’re now setting the tone for the future: the rapid realization of affordable homes with control over the shape of your own house,” says Yasin Torunoglu, the alderman for housing, neighborhoods, work and spatial development in the Municipality of Eindhoven. “Innovation and discovery with an eye for design is in Eindhoven’s DNA. We don’t do it alone here but together. I’m proud that this promising innovation has a place in our city and, more importantly, that it provides people with an affordable home.”

Five 3D-printed homes are planned to be build by Project Milestone, with each being more complex than the one before

Image source: Project Milestone

While the first four homes will be printed off-site, the final one will be built completely on-site

Image source: Project Milestone

The company has also released an informative video explaining the whole 3D printing process – you can watch it here!

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