3D printed house in 48 hours: new design reduces CO2 emissions
3D printed house in 48 hours: new design reduces CO2 emissions

3D printed house in 48 hours: new design reduces CO2 emissions

3D printed house in 48 hours: new design reduces CO2 emissions

The construction industry is an industry that accounts for up to 39% of the world's carbon emissions. It is a very large indicator. For example, an aviation accounts for only 2% of emissions. That difference indicates the need to find alternative building materials that can reduce their impact on the climate crisis. Modern innovations made it possible to build houses not only from traditional bricks and concrete, but also from recycled plastic, sand waste, organic materials, and mushrooms.

And here's another new idea to build a floating house using a 3D printer. The new project is called Prvok, designed by designers Michal Trpak and Stavebni Sporitelna. The building will be erected using the new technology in the Czech Republic.


The house, built on a 3D printer, will descend into the water and stay on the water. It takes only 48 hours to erect. This is not only many times faster than building an ordinary house, and more economical. For the construction of such a house, the costs of all work and costs are reduced by 50%.

The process does not require brick, cement or concrete that reduces the percentage of carbon dioxide emissions into the atmospheric air by 20%. The house will be printed by a Scoolp robotic arm. The printer was developed by an architect and programmer Jiri Vele. The device is capable of printing at a speed of 15 centimeters per second.

The house that the designers came up with is small. It has only 43 square meters, but at the same time it has everything you need a living room, a bedroom, a kitchen and a bathroom. The structure of the house is mounted on a pontoon and lowered into the water.


The peculiarity of the building is that its inhabitants can live in the house all year round. The project of the house is autonomous, for that modern environmental technologies have been introduced into it. With their help, the house is constantly supplied with clean water, warmth and light. Every detail of the house can last for at least a hundred years.