Located in Russia, the
following 400-square-foot home, or 37 square meters, was built in
just a day, at a cost of slightly over $10,000.
According to the company,
the walls of the building were printed and painted in just 24 hours.
As profiled here, in 2015
the world's first 3D-printed apartment building was constructed in
China, with the structures printed off-site.
The main components of the house, including the walls, partitions and building envelope are printed solely with a concrete mixture.
Once the house has been
completed, the printer is removed with a crane-manipulator and the
roof is then added, followed by the interior fixtures and
furnishings, as is a layer of paint to the exterior of the house.
The initial house
consists of a hallway, bathroom, living room and kitchen and is
located in one of Apis Cor's facilities in Russia. The company has
claimed that the house can last up to 175 years.
Apis Cor has claimed to
be the first company to have developed a 3D printer than can print
whole buildings on-site.
However in a few years, the deflationary pressures unleashed by Apis-Cor and its competitors could results in a huge deflationary wave across the construction space, and would mean that a house that recently cost in the hundreds of thousands, or millions, could be built for a fraction of the cost.
It could provide cheap,
accessible housing to millions, perhaps in the process
revolutionizing and upending the multi trillion-dollar mortgage
business that is the bedrock of the US banking industry...