Called Prvok, this 3D printing house is preparing for its first release in the Czech Republic. It can float on buoys or land. This structure will be built in just 48 hours and can save up to 50% on construction costs compared to conventional buildings.
Inventor Michal Trpak and his team Erste have already started putting the idea into production, with the first 3D printing to be released this month. They hope the project will “change the construction industry forever”, create custom homes and make construction more affordable and less wasteful than traditional methods.
Prvok is made with Scoolpt, a robotic arm used in automobile manufacturing.
Using 3D printing technology, the house can be built about seven times faster than using traditional methods.
It can print about 15 centimeters per second, taking 48 hours to build a house area of about 140 square meters.
The number of workers needed is 25, compared with an average of 65 workers to build a typical house.
Scoolpt uses a new technology concrete to print fibers with quite diverse shapes according to design.
After 28 days, the concrete will completely harden, with a hardness equivalent to that of conventional concrete, while being significantly lighter.
3D printing eliminates at least 20% of carbon dioxide emissions compared to traditional construction, helping to protect the environment against climate change.
A sketch showing the interior of the house.
The house will have three rooms: a bedroom, living room cum kitchen corner and bathroom.
The house is equipped with many green technologies, such as recirculating shower and utility water reservoir.
The durability of the product according to the gland manufacturer is 100 years.
It is designed to be mounted on land or buoys. The first sample will be completed by the end of this month.
Refer Business Insider