What’s the shortest amount of time in which a 400 square foot home can be built? A few weeks? Try a fully printed structure in 24 hours for a little over $10,000.
This radial residence was materialized out of concrete in Stupino, Russia by [Apis Cor], and six collaborating companies, as a prototype. As opposed to traditional — such as it is for tech largely in its infancy — assembly of pre-printed or fabricated pieces, the building was printed as a whole, with the printer removed by crane before finishing the rest of the construction. It features a bathroom, hallway, living room, and a compact kitchen — everything a bachelor or bachelorette needs.
The tantalizing prospect of building a house in such a short time has dozens of applications. Moreover, if this low-cost housing proves to be as enduring as promised, it could mean an alternative for people starting out on their own, or an affordable, modular option for families around the world where more traditional lodgings are out of their reach.