Credit: New StorySocietyTechnology Mexico
Mexico Will Soon Be Home to the World’s First 3D Printed Community
Social housing nonprofit New Story has been working with American tech startup ICON to build the world’s first 3D printed community for the poor, and they’ve finally announced the location of the development: Tabasco, Mexico.
After eighteen months of planning, the companies printed the first two 500 sq ft homes. Each one took a total of around 24 hours of printing time, using the Vulcan II, a one-of-a-kind printer designed to tackle housing shortages and work under power constraints common in vulnerable areas.
The new community will have a total of fifty 3D printed homes, dedicated to support poor and homeless families in a broader mission to end global homelessness.