Soon, you may see entire neighborhoods pop up in just a few days, rather than the months it takes now to build a single home. China-based company ZhuoDA built a 2-story villa in less than three hours, thanks to its six 3D-printed modules. It was assembled like you would LEGO bricks before a live audience who then toured the interior. This isn’t a flimsy showpiece, the home is designed to withstand a magnitude-9 earthquake. Continue reading for more pictures of the interior and additional information.
“The house is capable of withstanding high-magnitude earthquakes because the modules, each weighing over 100 kilograms per square meter, bear weight independently. The steel-framed structure home can also be filled with heat-insulating materials. After the structural framework was 3D-printed, the company applied decorative sheet textures to each module before final assembly. Homeowners will be able to choose from a variety of decorative textures, such as jade, marble, wood, and granite. Herbs can even be embedded into the walls of the house for ‘built-in aromatherapy.’ The buildings can withstand wear for at least 150 years,” reports Inhabitat.