3D printing technology is about to bring a housebuilding revolution. Even two-story building s can now be constructed this way, as the villa shown in the photos below demonstrates. It is believed to be the first structure of its kind, built entirely on-site, unlike other constructions which were printed in separate parts before being pieced together. Located in Tongzhou, a district of Beijing, the house was built in 45 days, covering an area of 400 m2. It has two levels, and each of them is 3 meters high. Its walls, made of reinforced concrete, are 0.25m thick and constructors claim it can withstand an earthquake that measures eight on the Richter scale. According to Beijing-based firm Huashang Tengda, the massive project needed little input from manual workers while technology specialists oversaw the process via computers.
Source: People's Daily, China
A front view of the world's first 3D-printed two-storey house in Beijing's Tongzhou district, July 1, 2016. [Photo/VCG]
An outdoor view of the villa. [Photo/VCG]
Side view of the villa. [Photo/VCG]
An inside view of the villa. [Photo/VCG] Photo source: China Daily