These 3D-printed houses by construction tech company ICON3D could help reduce homelessness.
The first concept home with a 500 sq-ft floor plan was uncovered last year that was 3D-printed in 27 hours across several days. Now a project is underway to build a 3D-printed neighborhood at the Community First! Village in Austin, Texas.
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When Phase II of the project is complete, it will cover 51 total acres and at full capacity, there will be 480 individuals living in the Village—which represents about 40% of Austin’s chronically homeless population.
ICON aims to create dignified, affordable housing costing 30-50% less than traditional construction methods. They use robotics, software and advanced materials to 3D print affordable, sustainable housing.