Mario Cucinella Architects and WASP have tamed up to conceive the first 3D printed house made from local earth in Ravenna, Italy.
TECLA is a dome-shaped home that is the world’s first architecture printed in local raw earth and responds to the pressing matters of global climate issues. With the latest advances in technology, it pushes 3D printing to its absolute limits. TECLA was born from Cucinella’s founded training studio School of Sustainability (SOS) as a research project in bioclimatic principles and the use of natural and local materials such as earth. Each printer unit has a printing area of 50 square meters and therefore makes it possible to build independent living modules, of any shape, in a few days.
From the shapeless earth to the earth as house-shaped.
Let’s look into a few numbers:
200 hours of printing, 350 layers of 12 mm, 150 km of extrusion, 7000 machine codes (G-code),
60 cubic meters of natural materials for average consumption of less than 6 kW.
Here you have a new circular model of a 3D printed house entirely created with reusable and recyclable materials, sourced from local soil, carbon-neutral, and adaptable to any climate and context.
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