Recently, the first 3D-printed house in Germany was officially inaugurated and has been the talk of the town ever since. This is because the 160-square-meter building is not only an architectural sensation, but has already been awarded the “German Innovation Award” 2021. The single-family house was created using concrete 3D printing and is intended to prove that the technology has reached market maturity. So we decided to take a closer look at the creation of the house from the 3D printing technologies and printer used to its unique design.
Already the exterior facade clearly stands out from the other buildings in the city: the individual concrete layers of the additively manufactured single-family house are clearly recognizable, the shape of the home round instead of angular. The building was planned by the regional architectural office Mense-Korte, and the PERI Group finally turned the plan into reality under Hous3Druck. After around 8 months, all those involved are pleased with the completion of the pilot project and agreed that it heralds a new era. After all, concrete 3D printing is set to become a permanent feature of the construction industry and the 3D-printed house in Beckum, Germany is a great example of the feasibility of such projects, along with some of the others we have seen this year including SQ4D listing the first 3D-printed home in the United States or the first 3D-printed home on Airbnb.