Chinese company WinSun has revealed two record breaking buildings – a block of flats and a luxury villa – built by 3D printing.
The mansion printer stands 20 feet high, and spans a massive 4,000 feet. Combining recycled materials and quick-dry cement, the giant printer squeezes out layer upon layer of pasty materials in strong diagonal shapes, which then harden. The pieces are reinforced with steel, and then filled with insulation like any other wall when building a house.
According to WinSun’s website, the printer produces the massive pieces at its facility, then has technicians put the structure together on-site.
WinSun plans to use the efficient and low-construction waste process to build bridges and soaring skyscrapers. The company has already proven its stake in the 3D-printed architecture market, printing 10 homes at $5,000 apiece in March of last year.