The 3D-printed house took 60 cubic meters of natural material and 200 hours to build.
An Italian architecture studio and 3D printing company have teamed up to create the first 3D-printed house made from dirt. The environmentally friendly place took just 200 hours to complete. It has a stout shape and curved walls that look remarkably like a sea urchin.
The challenge: The 3D-printed house is the culmination of an assignment at the School of Sustainability: design a sustainable home built with on-site natural materials.
Wasp, Italy’s leading 3D printing firm, and Mario Cucinella Architects came up with Tecla — which is short for “technology and clay.”
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