3D-printed floating house will be built in 48 hours in czech republic
 

3D-printed floating house will be built in 48 hours in czech republic

called prvok, this design is not only the first 3D-printed house in the czech republic but can also float on water. it can be made within 48 hours, save up to 50% of all construction costs, and greatly reduces CO2 emissions and waste. on top of all this, the home is fabricated with eco technologies meaning it is partially self-sufficient. so, what’s the wait? hop on board.

3D-printed floating house will be built in 48 hours in czech republic
all images courtesy of scoolpt

 

 

as a co-creation by sculptor michal trpak and building society stavebni sporitelna ceske sporitelny, prvok is a 3D-printed floating house in czech republic but is suitable for country or city living if not anchored to a pontoon. its 43 square meters of floor space accommodates three rooms: a bathroom with toilet, living room with a kitchen, and a bedroom. owners are then partially self-sufficient with eco technologies like recuperation, re-circulation shower, green roof as well as reservoirs for drinking, utility and sewage water.

3D-printed floating house will be built in 48 hours in czech republic

 

 

built at seven times faster than conventional houses – in fact at a speed of 15 cm per second – the home is printed using a scoolpt robotic arm. this not only ensures there is several times less construction waste but also the process generates up to 20% less CO2 emissions. a specially developed concrete mixture – enriched with nano-polypropylene fibers, plasticizers, and a setting accelerator – is used to create the structure in less than two days. after being printed in june 2020, the full project will be completed in two months.

 

in the future, the owners can crush the building once it has run its useful life, and print it again with the same
material directly on the location,‘ adds michal trpak about its longevity.

3D-printed floating house will be built in 48 hours in czech republic

 

 

project info:

 

name: prvok

collaborators: michal trpak and stavebni sporitelna ceske sporitelny

area: 43 square meters

robot: scoolpt

print speed: 15 cm per second

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