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This two-story 3D-printed villa was constructed in just 45 days Featured

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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.

3D printing technology is about to bring a housebuilding revolution. Even  two-story buildings 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

 

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 A front view of the world's first 3D-printed two-storey house in Beijing's Tongzhou district, July 1, 2016. [Photo/VCG]

 

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  An outdoor view of the villa. [Photo/VCG]

 

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 Side view of the villa. [Photo/VCG]

 

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  An inside view of the villa. [Photo/VCG] Photo source: China Daily 

 

 

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