ICON, a company that focuses on advanced construction technologies using large-scale 3D printing technologies, unveiled their latest project. Called “House Zero”, this 3D-printed home in Austin, Texas made use of ICON’s next-gen Vulcan construction system and it was designed by Lake|Flato. It combines mid-century modernist style with ranch house aesthetics and features an elevated energy efficient design.
What ICON ended up with was a 2,000+ square-foot home with 3 bedrooms / 2.5 baths and a 350 square-foot 1 bedroom / 1 bath accessory dwelling unit. The latter of which features ICON’s 3D-printed wall system, which replaces a building system traditionally made up of multiple steps since it’s made with a proprietary cementitious-based material, “Lavacrete,” insulation, and steel for reinforcing.
- Resume Printing Function: Ender 3 has the ability to resume printing even after a power outage or lapse occurs.
- Easy and Qucik Assembly: It comes with several assembled parts, you only need about 2 hours to assemble 20 nuts well.
- Advanced Extruder Technology: Upgraded extruder greatly reduces plugging risk and bad extrustion; V-shape with POM wheels make it move noiseless,...
Houses like this are only possible with 3D printing, and this is the new standard of what 3D printing can mean for the world. My hope is that this home will provoke architects, developers, builders, and homeowners to dream alongside ICON about the exciting and hopeful future that robotic construction, and specifically 3D printing, makes possible. The housing of our future must be different from the housing we have known,” said Jason Ballard, co-founder and CEO of ICON.