That is totally impressive. The ability to print larger houses, even with a small capacity printer is only a matter of modular design. I wonder how the finished building stands up to seismic regulations though?
You can not "print" by concrete during the winter time, in Russia particularly. When warm comes you'll get a ruins. - See pic.4 - someone's put an armature inside. - Russia is a cold contry. One have to get very good thermal insulation. You can't "print" it from concrete.
Derek Howe
I agree, impressive. But how do they handle electrical, plumbing, & HVAC?
Leonard Foster Jr
So tiny home builders charging 60-80plus k get a clue.
Alex Angel
I think something was wrong with the figures quoted in the video - they said their 3d printing is cheaper than regular construction but their figure was $275 per square metre vs the $225 they listed for a house made by conventional construction?
Kevin Ritchey
Still need those same skilled craftsman to operate the printers correctly. They are just exchanging one tool for another. Houses don't build themselves.
This is a GREAT use of the 3D printing tech. (I'd hate to have to clear a jam in the concrete pump feed, though.) I don't like to pour crete in temps below 40F, but I saw that they built tents around the construction to warm it up, so I can see how they can make the claim of pouring in -35 temps. The printing process likely adds heat, too. Questions about printing electrical channels in the walls came up, but then heard them mention dropped ceilings, so that's likely the place for the plumbing and heating. It must be fun to hang pictures, huh? I absolutely LOVE the price, and can't see how _any_ of the Tiny Home builders get the prices they're charging for those things. Builders get $10k for a plain 2-car garage around here. Kudos, Apis Cor! Put Tiny Home builders on the spot for their greed.
Bruce H. Anderson
This looks like the first 3-D house application that makes sense. I think there are ways to handle plumbing, electrical, and HVAC with proper wall and ceiling design. Proper reinforcement can handle the seismic. It won't be as easy to remodel/repair as a wood frame home, but that may be an acceptable tradeoff. I see lots of potential here.
Douglas Bennett Rogers
"Was built in Russia." That pretty much explains the low cost. In most places in the United States, you would need at least 1200 sq. ft. You would need to get it signed off by an engineer. You would have to satisfy the home owners association or just neighborhood rabble rousers. You would have to find a buildable lot for this house. It is very similar to permanently installing a mobile home. On the plus side, you will end up with a good custom built house with some savings and much trouble.
Neil Farbstein
Tiny houses are a form of torture and degradation- putting people in houses so cramped they are barely habitable.