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3D-printed structure in Fox Hills aims to disrupt housing design

In LA, designers, developers and elected officials are trying to figure out how to provide more affordable housing. Some say prefabricated or factory-built housing can reduce the costs of on-site construction. One company, called Mighty Buildings, has gone even further, arguing that the future lies with 3D printing.

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They have created a 350-square foot demo structure in Fox Hills, which the public can view through Thanksgiving. The building has two glass walls and two solid walls, one of which bends over to become the roof. It contains a bathroom, kitchen, and studio with a Murphy bed. The solid shell structure was created by a gigantic 3D printer at a factory in Oakland, utilizing a proprietary material made of polymers and minerals. Finishes, appliances, air conditioning and so forth were […]

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