The premiere collection of domed houses have been constructed in Massa Lombarda, near Ravenna in Italy, in a 200 hour printing session.

Inside is an accommodation for a living room, bathroom and bedroom, and fitted furnishings like tables.

Image credits by Mario Cucinella

They may liken ancient homes found in the desert.

These are the globe’s premiere eco-sustainable houses, 3D printed in Italy using local soil – and could be the homes of tomorrow.

They are the creation of architect Mario Cucinella, who wants to apply ‘state-of-the-art building technology’ to aid homeless people and displaced communities in the wake of emergencies or natural disasters.

Image credits by Mario Cucinella

The premiere set of domed houses have been constructed in Massa Lombarda, near Ravenna in Italy, using as tools numerous 3D printers operating at once.

Building designer Mario Cucinella has built a 645 square foot home built in 200 hours; a 3D printed soil house for use as emergency shelter for those displaced by natural disasters.

He has deemed them TECLA homes as an ode to the mixture of technology and clay. He aims to transform the future of housing via modern materials and technologies—and to adhere to the agenda of 2030 in Europe of zero emissions.

In their most essential form they can be built in 200 hours of printing.

Image credits by Mario Cucinella

The prototype, which measures 645 square feet, was constructed in layers with no requirement for scaffolding.

The house consisted of a pair of round, bulbous structures united. No cost has been released by Cucinella.

On the interior is room for a living room, bathroom and bedroom, while fitted furnishings like tables and chairs also manufactured via a 3D printer.

The magic of the design, Cucinella said, is that in the event of a natural disaster he just needs to send a printer, so work can commence on building places for the displaced.

Source: dailymail.co.uk

Image credits by Mario Cucinella