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The southern Dutch city of Eindhoven plans to unveil the world's first 3-D-printed housing complex next year, which its inventors believe could revolutionise the building industry by speeding up and customising construction.
Printed in concrete by a robotic arm, the project backed by the city council, Eindhoven Technical University and several construction companies aims to see its first three-bedroomed home go up by June 2019.
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Known as Project Milestone, a housing complex of five homes of various shapes and sizes will be built over the next three to five years, financed by private investors, said Rudy van Gurp, one of the project's managers.
"This is just the beginning. It's revolutionary technology and a new way of building that will develop over time," he told AFP on Thursday.
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One of the great advantages of 3-D-printing is that the pod-like homes can be completely customised—and even built around natural objects, said Van Gurp.
"Everything is possible, we can exactly fit the design to the area. We are guests in nature," he told AFP.
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Apart from speeding up the building process—from months...
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