A Chinese construction company has done it!
Now they have built the world’s tallest 3D printed building—a 5-story apartment block.
They have also built a 3-story mansion using the same technology. The buildings were designed and constructed by WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co.
The most impressive structure is arguably the mansion, which measures in at 11,840 square feet.
The walls, or “ink,” are made of construction waste and cement. The ink mixture is layered one layer at a time to make the walls, and this gives it a tiled look. These pre-fabricated walls are then put into place to build the entire structure. It’s not pretty, but it does the job. The interior walls and ceiling are yet to be finished off.
The 5-story apartment block with multiple units inside is impressive for its sheer size. The inside of a building look rough, but a completed structure will hide the layering behind finished-off walls.
The mansion and the apartment block are both on display in China. Both buildings are proof of concept creations, but they really demonstrate how the future of affordable and quickly-produced housing, as well as office buildings and even factories, might come about.