The World’s Advanced Saving Project (WASP) used the world’s largest (40-feet tall) delta-style 3D printer to create full-size mud and clay buildings for near zero-cost. This project was masterminded by Italian inventor Massimo Moretti as a means to “create a means for affordable fabrication of homes, and provide these means to the locals in poverty stricken areas.” These houses will use open-source software and a mixture of mud, clay, and plant fibers for reinforcement. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
“WASP has come an impressively long way in a short span of time – they revealed their four-meter tall BigDelta prototype less than a year ago – especially considering that the company doesn’t receive any public financing. Their timing is also advantageous. According to their press release: ‘Building BigDelta is much more than a dream come true if we consider that, by 2030, international estimates foresee a rapid growth of adequate housing requirements for over 4 billion people living with yearly income below $3,000. The United Nations calculated that over the next 15 years there will be an average daily requirement of 100.000 new housing units to meet this demand,’ reports Inhabitat.