World’s First 3D-Printed Neighborhood Debuts in Mexico

In Architecture & Design by Suzanne Koch

New Story, a nonprofit aiming to end global homelessness has announced the world’s first 3D-printed community, debuting the first set of homes. Located in Tabasco, Mexico, the homes will be given to local families currently living in poverty. The community will feature 50 500-sq.-ft. homes.

Each home was 3D-printed in about 24 hours of print time across several days. The construction technology company ICON was responsible for the printing on Vulcan II, a first-of-its-kind 3D printer designed to work in rural locations. ÉCHALE, New Story’s nonprofit partner in Mexico, built out the final construction features.

Each home features two bedrooms, a living room, kitchen and bath and were co-designed with feedback from the families. The homes and the community as a whole were engineered above the standard safety requirements including robust foundations to ensure the homes will last for generations.  

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