A Revolutionary 3D printed home, features insulation that will last 100 years.
Described as the world’s first 3D-printed house, the new fully insulated home in the French City of Nantes has been unveiled by Academic researchers. Such is the progression and build speed of the home that first tenants are due to move in by June.
Insulated for 100 Years
Using a special polymer material, Batiprint3D (the automated robot) has installed spray foam insulation that should keep the home insulated for 100 a years.
It took 18 days for the Batiprint3D robot to complete the entire installation of the insulation. The insulation created hollow walls, that were filled with concrete to reinforce the insulation.
Are Insulated 3D Printed Homes the Future?
“Is this the future? It’s a solution and a constructive principle that is interesting because we create the house directly on site and in addition thanks to the robot, we are able to create walls with complex shapes,” said Benoit Furet, a professor who worked on the project.
Authorities have announced that the five room house (95 square metre/1000 square feet) will be allocated to a local family that qualifies for social housing.
Energy Saving 3D Printed Home
According to researchers technology features of the Y-shaped home will allow tenants to save energy costs:
- Multiple sensors that monitor air quality, humidty and temperature the
- Equipment that analyses and evaluates the thermal properties of the building.
Future 3D printed homes in the shape of a public reception building and a housing estate are also planned by authorities in Nantes
For more on Batiprint3D and the team behind the 3D printed house visit the official BatiPrint3D website.