The first 3D printed House with natural materials

The Italian company’s Wasp, since its origins in 2012 constantly aimed to the development of equipment for additive manufacturing on an architectural scale, has inagurated Gaia: the first 3D printed house  with materials from the surrounding area. The company has composed a compound made of 25% of soil taken from the site, 40% from straw chopped rice, 25% rice husk and 10% hydraulic lime.
The wall printed in 3D was then finished internally with a shaving clay-lamina, smoothed and oiled with linseed oils. The structure, which takes the Vespa Vasaia as a model, could be printed in few weeks and it’s particularly efficient from a bioclimatic and healthy point of view, guaranting a lower environmental impact in the construction world.

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