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World’s largest 3D printed community breaks ground in Texas

by Sion Geschwindt
ICON and Lennar have broken ground on what they say will be the world's largest community of 3D printed homes.

Texan 3D-printing firm ICON and US housebuilder Lennar have broken ground on what they say will be the world’s largest community of 3D printed homes.

Situated north of Austin, Texas, the 100-home community Wolf Ranch will use a ‘fleet’ of 3D construction printers to create homes that are “technologically advanced, environmentally sustainable and architecturally striking”, ICON said.

The homes are co-designed by Danish architecture firm BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group.

The community will be made up of three to four bedroom homes ranging from 1,574 to 2,112 sq.ft.

All homes will be powered by rooftop solar panels and will feature ‘smart home’ components provided by Lennar.

“We are very pleased to partner with ICON and BIG in building a first-of-its-kind, printed home community that combines innovative designs with sustainable features at an affordable price,” said Stuart Miller, Executive Chairman of Lennar.


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“For the first time in the history of the world, what we’re witnessing here is a fleet of robots building an entire community of homes. And not just any homes, homes that are better in every way… better design, higher strength, higher energy performance and comfort, and increased resiliency,” said Jason Ballard, co-founder and CEO, ICON, who believes robots and drones will build entire neighbourhoods, towns, and cities in the future.

The high-end development sees homes prices start from $400,000.

Main Image: a CGI of the Wolf Ranch 3D printed community.


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