From April 17 to 22, the Salone del Mobile design hosted the furnishing and design sector. During 5 days, guests admired the creativity of designers, architects and even fashion creators in the sunny city. During this 57th edition, a 3D printed home in Milan’s central Piazza Cesare Beccaria caught everyone’s attention.
The one storey concrete house is the masterpiece of Arup, a firm specializing in the construction sector.
The 100 square meters house has curved walls, a living area, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. This specific project requires the use of a robotic manipulator, mounted on a movable base for increased flexibility compared with fixed 3D printers.
Each of the 35 modules of the house has been printed in 60-90 minutes and the full construction required 48 hours to be achieved. “We’ve shown with this building that 3D printing technology is now advanced enough to take on more complex structures, and design buildings to be repurposed or reused at the end of their life. This technology is critical to helping our industry become far more accurate, efficient and less wasteful”, said Guglielmo CarraEurope Materials Consulting Lead at Arup.
The team used the 3D technology of Cybe construction to print the walls. The building will be moved from the square to a new location after the festival.
Last, it should be noted that this is not the only project the company is working in with regards to 3D printing in the construction sector. The team also supports MX3D, that will very soon unveil its 3D printed bridge.
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