Here’s a first: a digitally-printed house that can be built in 4-weeks. The architects at 1:1 Arkitektur in the Netherlands have done just that “using only a computer and a CNC machine; the CNC machine cuts puzzle-like pieces out of stacks of sustainable wood; during construction, the plywood boards are slotted together in order.” Continue reading for a video and more information.
And because the design and manufacture of the house is “digitally fabricated” it can be adapted and designed differently depending on where it is located. In fact, the key benefit is not the actual construction of the printable house. The key benefit is that the digital processes and techniques can be exported all over the world, and could be particularly helpful for places coping with reconstruction in the aftermath of a natural disaster.