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Netherlands gets concrete 3D-printed homes

>...claimed to be a world-first 3D-printed housing development

"housing development" are the important words in the above sentence.

While the ability to create these type of houses has been around for at least 5 years, this actually might be the first attempt to create/build a whole bunch of these houses in one location.
Permalink One Programmer's Opinion 
June 7th, 2018 11:24pm
This is more of a solution looking for a problem than the other way around.

The future of housing is obviously pre-fabs built in robotised factories then shipped to site for final assembly.
Permalink Grumpy Old Git 
June 8th, 2018 1:34am
The problem is concrete printed on-site ends up looking like the machine shit it out.

Needs to be done in a factory where they can be flat panels.
Permalink Send private email xampl9 (Moto phone) 
June 8th, 2018 9:58am
The whole article is bullshit!

This is not the first at all. China and India have been doing concrete site printing for a while and actually completing buildings.

In this case they haven't built a single one. There's a photo of a village but then the article says they haven't started so the photo must be of a computer rendering.

As has been mentioned, site printed concrete looks like shit.

Also, environmental? Give me a fucking break. Concrete production is a MASSIVE source of CO2. This is probably one of the least environmentally sensible schemes ever.

They mention that unlike all other houses in the area they won't have gas lines. OK, so the people will heat their cold damp concrete pods with electricity. Which is less efficient.
Permalink Reality Check 
June 8th, 2018 2:39pm

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