Several months later, WinSun returns with their latest success story for both architecture and 3D printers alike: the development of an 1,100 square meter (11,840 square foot) villa and a five-story residential building!
“This process saves between 30 and 60 percent of construction waste, and can decrease production times by between 50 and 70 percent, and labour costs by between 50 and 80 percent. In all, the villa costs around $161,000 to build.”
The 3D printer used, which was developed by WinSun’s CEO Ma Yihe, stands 6.6 meters (22 ft) high, 10 meters (33 ft) wide, and 40 meters (131 ft) long.
3D printers have, for the last few years, wowed the entire world with their patent-destroying design capabilities. From small toys to prosthetic bones, the market for 3D printing hasn’t been this amazing in its entire history of existence. With it now finally making its way into the industry of architecture, we’re witnessing a 3D printer’s highest capability yet – cars, homes, and very soon functional organs. Suzhou Industrial Park’s villa and residential building is merely the beginning of a bright and beautiful (3D printed) future!