3D Concrete Printing around the World

Steven Callaghan | Apr 13, 2021 | Concrete Printing

3D Concrete Printing around the World

Written by: Steven Callaghan

Publish Date: April 13, 2021

3D Concrete Printing around the World 3D Concrete Printing around the World

The pace of development of construction of 3D printed concrete buildings has surprised many people in the industry not only for the range of shapes which has been remarkable enough but also the variety of function. Added to the rapid increase in popularity of polished concrete, it seems that 3D printed concrete has led to many architects have fallen in love with concrete for the first time.

Here are a few examples from Western Europe, the Middle East and the USA.


The video below is a little slow to get going so a little fast-forwarding is recommended.

Kamp C claims to have built the first 3D printed house in one piece in Westerlo, Belgium.


This eight meters tall house was printed was built on-site by the largest 3D concrete printer in Europe. Comprising of two floors, with a 90-square-meters floor, this 3D concrete printed house is low-energy featuring floor and ceiling heating, a heat pump, and special solar panels with plans to add a green roof.


A complete 3D printed pavilion to welcome visitors from all over the world into the mystical desert of Wadi Rum in Jordan

The design team MEAN (Middle East Architecture Network) has envisioned an innovative use of 3D printed panels by deploying them onto a CNC bent steel pipe system. To simulate a holistic tent-like structure, the team used a hybrid of 3D printed polymer shells on 3D printed concrete topography with the ‘Mesh Relaxation’ parametric strategy.


The Vulcan is ICON’s own 3D-printer

Developer 3Strands and construction technology company ICON have built four 3D-printed houses in Austin, Texas, from concrete that’s designed to cope with extreme weather.

Named East 17th Street Residences, the houses are made from ICON‘s Portland cement-based material Lavacrete.

According to the company, ICON’s proven 3D-printing technology provides safer, more resilient homes that are designed to withstand fire, flood, wind and other natural disasters better than conventionally built homes.

In 2019, ICON produced seven houses at Community First! Village in Austin to provide for those who were formerly homeless. The houses were unharmed during Texas’ particularly harsh storms at the start of this year.

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