The world’s first housing project with 3D-printed concrete
In project Milestone, Vesteda and its partners, including the Technical University (TU) Eindhoven, are building the first 3D homes that will actually have people living in them. These homes are not just innovative, they are also sustainable. For example, the homes are built using recyclable concrete. The construction process used to build the homes is far less labour intensive than traditional processes. This 3D-printing technology also gives us for far greater freedom in terms of the shapes we can use, while traditional construction methods are very rigid on that front. In this instance, we used that freedom to create a design that helps blend the homes quite naturally into their woodland setting, as they look like huge boulders. This means we can preserve the natural, woodland surroundings.