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

Posted By cynthia On February 15, 2013 @ 12:33 PM In In The News | 1 Comment

We’ve told you before about plans to use 3D printers to make houses [1], 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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