Being Europe’s first city to have a whole 3D-printed house with concrete printing, Eindhoven has now welcomed its first residents in the house.
In order to illustrate the flexibility of 3D printing, the house has a stone-like design that is set in a natural environment and it includes a separate floor with 2 bedrooms.
The 3D house is the first out of the five houses that belong to the construction company Saint- Gobain Weber Beamix which is located in Bosrijk. This construction company happens to project a portion of Project Milestone which involves Vesteda – the inaugurator of the property, along with the University of Technology and engineering company Witteveen+Bos.
According to Eindhoven’s house chief Yasin Torunoglu, because the house has strong insulation and it is linked to the heating system of the city, this makes the house a cozy place while at the same time, it saves energy. Once the printed houses are able to get rid of problems that have to do with the bending of the walls, that is when they can be constructed very fast because that helps to decrease the sparseness of the house.
Furthermore, Torunogly states that the 3D printed houses are crucial for the upcoming times because it makes people aware that they can create a house that is inexpensive but it can also be built according to personal preferences which makes this an optimistic innovation.
The new residents of the house that came on Thursday are retired shop-owners Elize Lutz a 70 years old lady, and Harrie Dekkers 67 years old who come from Amsterdam. They can now open the door of their bedroom cabin through a digital key just by touching a button.
When talking to the Guardian, Lutz describes the house as a lovely place whereas, for Dekkers, the house feels like a protective shelter.
The concrete elements within the house were made at the printing shop in Eindhoven and there are 24 elements, all of which were delivered by a van to its location. The last elements of the house consist of a roof and window frames which are added to seal the deal.
According to the CEO of Saint Gobain Weber Benelux Bas Huysman, all the troubles that had been defeated simply meant that an outstanding house had been produced and that the list of unique projects in Eindhoven will include Milestone houses as part of their planning in the near future.