A Chinese company, WinSun, harnessed 3D-printing technology to build 10 one-story houses in a day (yes, 24 hours) — a cheaper, faster and safer alternative to more traditional construction.

WinSun Decoration Design Engineering built the houses in Shanghai using four giant 3D printers, which are each 10 meters (33 feet) wide and 6.6 meters (22 feet) high, according to Chinese news agency Xinhua.

Visit their official website here: http://www.yhbm.com

WinSun CEO Ma Yihe told the International Business Times:

“We purchased parts for the printer overseas, and assembled the machine in a factory in Suzhou”. “Such a new type of 3D-printed structure is environment-friendly and cost-effective.”

The houses WinSun built are fairly simple, but Ma added that he hopes the company’s 3D-printing technology will one day be used to build skyscrapers.

Watch the video here: http://tinyurl.com/m6dxa3g
(also featured at the top of the post)

A few pictures of the mansion: 


This isn’t the first time we’ve seen 3D printing-based construction. Researchers at the University of Southern California developed a 3D printer capable of building a 2,500 square-foot house within 24 hours, using a process called contour crafting. DUS Architects designed a 3D-printed canal house, which is currently under construction in Amsterdam.

Visit their website and get inspired by this technology: http://www.dusarchitects.com

Want to live in a 3 D printed house?

You can choose the type of house, the fabrics, the coulors, pretty much every design aspects of your house – you may still want to get your private architect and interior designer …

Read more : http://3dprinterplans.info/tag/ma-yihe/


Source: Mashable, WinSun, Xinhunet News
Image credits: WinSun