See housing’s future in 3D


See housing’s future in 3D

India has unveiled its first 3D-printed home. Built in five days, the houses ‘could significantly reduce housing gap’

Rina Chandran

India’s first 3D-printed home may provide a solution to the country’s shortage of affordable housing, using a technology that is quicker, cheaper and more efficient than traditional construction, housing experts say.

The single-storey home, measuring about 56m², was built by Tvasta Manufacturing Solutions in the southern city of Chennai, in collaboration with home-building charity Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Centre for Innovation in Shelter.

A home can be built in just five days and be customised, so the technology is suitable for the government’s affordable housing programme and for disaster resettlement, said Adithya Jain, Tvasta’s co-founder and CEO...

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