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Is 3-D Printer “Spider” House The Home Of The Future?

Friday, February 15th, 2013 by | Filed Under: In The News

We’ve told you before about plans to use 3D printers to make houses, now a British Architectural firm is showing off a prototype house made from fibers printed on a 3D printer.


It looks an awful lot like a spider’s web or a butterfly cocoon. And just like a spider’s home, it is constructed of a thin filament. Unlike a butterfly cocoon, this house isn’t made of silk. It will be constructed with a flexible bioplastic only .7mm in diameter. Features like stairs and furniture would be built into the home.



The houses would be printed off-site and delivered in pieces sized small enough to fit into trucks. Then the home would be assembled using Velcro-like fasteners.

Softkill Design says the first prototype could be built by the end of summer.

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One Response to “Is 3-D Printer “Spider” House The Home Of The Future?”

  1. Gerry Heep says:

    I was wondering if they just destroy small buildings to make room for the skyscrapers, or is there still open lots in New York City. I always wonder how there is still room to build such huge buildings in a congested place like NYC..

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