Bjarke Ingels Group teams with ICON to build accessible 3D printed architecture
ICON, the robotics lab which has built the first permitted 3D printed home in America, teams up with BJarke Ingels Group / BIG to push forward the use of 3D printing in architecture. The team at ICON has long sought to re-imagine construction and homebuilding in a way that is affordable, so that dignified housing is available to all across the world.
The completed ‘chicon house’ in austin, texas served to prove the concept in march 2018, bringing the team, investors, and customers together to drive toward the future. Bjarke Ingels comments: ‘additive manufacturing will play a transformative role in the future of construction.‘
Commenting: ‘with ICON we are pioneering new frontiers — both materially, technologically and environmentally — so putting some skin in the game became inevitable.’
ICON had introduced its chicon house in Austin, Texas with new story, a non-profit working to create a world where no human being lives in survival mode. ICON and new story are working to print the first community of homes for underserved families in Latin America in the coming 18 months.
Through the partnership with Bjarke Ingels group / BIG, the group will scale up production to serve additional communities over the next few years.
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