Could 3D printing be scaled to mitigate world's housing issues?

08/21/2013 | Deutsche Welle (Germany)

Design firms DUS Architects and Universe Architecture are racing to build the world's first 3D-printed house. DUS has developed its own 3D printer, an approximately 20-foot-tall KamerMaker, or Room Builder, to create a canal-side house, while Universe will use a D-Shape printer to "print" its Landscape House design. "That's also why we want to do it -- to see what this technique actually can mean for housing 7 billion people on this planet -- because at the moment, with the current construction techniques and how we play with resources in this world, it's not sufficient enough," said Hans Vermeulen of DUS.

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