The Nation’s First 3D-Printed Multi-Story Home Is Being Built in Houston

3D-PRINTED HOMES ARE NOTHING NEW FOR TEXAS. In 2018, ICON erected the first in the U.S. in Austin, a petite 350-square-foot, two-room abode with 3D-printed mortar that only took 47 hours to produce. The rest of its components—the roof, windows, doors, electrical wiring, and plumbing—were installed by a builder.

The company followed that up with a tiny house village for those needing housing, as well as plans for the largest development of 3D-printed homes in the country, also in Austin. (Per Dwell, the first 3D-printed house in the world emerged in Russia in 2017, just in case you’re curious.) 

Houston is now taking a turn with a 4,000 square foot, two-story home in Spring Branch that the companies behind it claim is the country’s first 3D-printed, multi-story home.

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