See how a huge 3D printer built the walls of a 2,000-square-foot luxury home in Austin in 8 days

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The walls of most houses go up in under a week. It’s the plumbing, electrical, drywall, finishing, painting, trim, cabinets, etc that make it take a long time.


« Building a home from the ground up no longer has to be a year-long endeavor. » A traditionally framed house can be built in a a few days. Add prebuilt walls and it can be done in a day. You don’t even have to wait for the walls to set and cure. Cool technology though.


>For now, Icon’s printing system can only build walls, which is often the most “trade intensive” part of the home to build, according to Ballard. I just felt the combined laughter of a million plumbers and electricians.


I wanna see inside – looks kinda Janky


Let’s see an article about its condition in 8 years, in 80 years.