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The World’s First 3D-Printed Village Is Coming to Latin America This Summer

The World’s First 3D-Printed Village Is Coming to Latin America This Summer

Written by David

May 10, 2019

Acclaimed designer Yves Béhar of fuseproject , Austin–based construction technologies company ICON , and nonprofit New Story just unveiled plans to build the world’s first 3D-printed community, which will provide over 50 homes for impoverished families in Latin America. A tint can be added to the concrete mix to create houses of varying colors for a diverse community feel. The ambitious project originated with New Story’s mission to end global homelessness with sustainable, cutting-edge technology—and Icon’s 3D-printed home has been adapted into new site-specific designs thanks to fuseproject’s on-the-ground community workshops. Béhar and the fuseproject environments team designed the homes for the 3D-printed community project. “As we spoke to the community members, we realized that a single house design doesn’t respond to the needs and expectations,” explains Béhar, whose team worked with the community on topics ranging from land selection to community layout. “This led us to design a […]

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