3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is becoming more and more popular with manufacturers. The demand is growing due to the huge number of benefits that it can provide. Now this technology has taken a further step forward with the building of the first sustainable 3D-printed home.
TECLA is the first sustainable house built entirely with 3D-printing technology thank to the effort of the Italian 3D-printing company WASP and the architectural company Mario Cucinella Architects. This amazing achievement is located in Italy, close to Bologna and apart from being printed by two arms that worked together at the same time, it is made of local and recyclable earth materials. As a result, they have built a zero-footprint house in terms of construction. It measures around 60square meters, so it has enough space for an open living room with the kitchen included; a bedroom with a bathroom inside and, finally, a storage space.