America’s First Development of 3D-Printed Homes Hits the Market in Austin, Texas


Dubbed East 17th Street Residences, the landmark project features four reasonably priced homes with a mash-up of construction methods. The first floor of each is printed using the same technology ICON used to create its first tiny homea village in Mexico, and a community for the homeless: Atop a concrete slab, the robotic arm of a printer, the Vulcan II, meticulously extrudes layers of a cement-like material called Lavacrete. The results are walls with the texture of meringue, but the strength of mortar.


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