Saint-Gobain Weber Beamix has developed special high-tech mortars for use in 3D printing, and elaborated the printing technology with Witteveen + Bos, a consulting and engineering company.
The large boulder shape of the house nicely demonstrates the freedom of form that is offered by 3D concrete printing. The 94 square meters’ house consists of 24 printed concrete elements, which are printed layer by layer in the printing plant in Eindhoven. The elements were transported by truck to the building site and placed on a foundation. The house was then provided with a roof and frames, and the finishing touches applied. Thanks to the performant insulation, the house is very energy efficient and provides greater comfort for its occupants.
These printed houses use less material and can be built much faster, with more flexibility and personalized designs and more sustainable as less concrete is needed.