While here at PLACE we celebrate all paths to sustainable housing! When one thinks of sustainable construction, the first materials that typically come to mind are recycled plastic or solar panels. However, there is a sustainable material that is often overlooked, and it’s a material that has been used for centuries: timber.
The construction industry has been around as long as human civilization, but it has changed vastly over centuries. The traditional methods of constructing houses have seen different variations through the years, but none has caused a disruption as significant as 3D printed houses. The technology is transforming the construction industry, leaving a minimal environmental footprint while yielding fast and affordable construction. This blog explores the trend of 3D printed houses in North America and the rest of the world, focusing on BioHome 3D, Icon Build, and Mighty Buildings.