ICON sells its 3D printed homes for $ 450K
ICON sells its 3D printed homes for $ 450K

Austin-based building technology company ICON has officially announced the next development in residential construction.

The company will use ICON's advanced 3D printing technology to sell four of its Austin, Texas, homes for $ 450,000 each.

These homes were designed by another company called Logan Architecture in Austin, 3Strands and ICON.

3Strands said in a statement: "We want to change the way we build, how we do and how we live together in society. This project is a big step forward and catalyzed new innovations such as 3D printing. Technological development. Housing."

The ICON 3D printer enabled printing the entire first floor of a two-bedroom home to a four-bedroom home in the new East 17th Street Residence project.

The upper floors are made up of traditional buildings, but they are expected to be operational in the summer of 2021.

These homes are highly energy efficient and with the help of ICON 3D printing has stronger and more durable traditional building materials, which makes homes more resilient.

The material used in the 3D printing process is called Lavacrete, and it is a special cement material that is more durable than traditional building materials.

Homes are designed to better withstand potential disasters such as floods, fires and high winds. Print time for each home ranges from 5 to 7 days and ranges from 1,000 to 2,000 square feet.

ICON has already printed more than 20 apartment buildings in the United States and Mexico.

In the Texas community, the company has also 3D printed as many as seven homeless shelters in Austin.

ICON has also worked with NASA to research and develop a space building system whose ultimate goal is to place buildings on the Moon and Mars.

When the company unveiled its 3D-printed home in the South ahead of the Southwest Festival in 2018, the company said a Vulcan printer could create an 800-square-foot building for about $ 10,000.


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