Oasis Development has selected Azure Printed Homes to 3D-print 14 prefabricated homes using recycled plastic, for a new housing development in Ridgecrest, California.
Oasis is due to start site work in August 2022, with Azure scheduled to deliver the 14-home community the following month.
Azure has been selling smaller buildings such as recycled plastic 3D-printed backyard studios and accessory dwelling units, and opened a new factory earlier this month.
This will be the first community of homes to have their structures entirely 3D-printed using the same waste material repurposing techniques.
Azure’s system minimises waste by using plastic already intended for landfills or that usually ends up in oceans or incinerated. Through 3D printing, Azure says that it can build structures 70% faster and with 30% fewer costs than traditional home construction methods.
Azure Printed Homes also plans to reduce home energy consumption bills to zero through a combination of high levels of building airtightness and the use of low-carbon technologies including heat pumps and solar panels.
Ross Maguire, Azure’s CEO, commented: “Azure is excited to prove the concept of this technology, and to become a partner of choice for home builders.
“It’s great to partner with Oasis Development in Ridgecrest, on a genuinely innovative project aiming to demonstrate the benefits of 3D-printing using recycled materials.”
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Ken Bagga, CEO of Oasis, said: “Oasis is pleased to announce our partnership with Azure to deliver 3D printed modular homes to Ridgecrest.
“We have been actively researching several potential prefab manufacturers for this particular project for several years. We finalised our current plans for this development with Azure’s input.
Their expertise has accelerated our learning around their innovative products and processes. Now that our agreement is signed, we look forward to seeing these new modern homes being manufactured by Azure Printed Homes and installed in our Ridgecrest development.”
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