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North of Austin, a fleet of giant robots is squeezing out cement to form the walls of what will become the world's largest 3D-printed neighborhood. The robots were developed by ICON and are working for Lennar, one of the largest home construction companies in the US.
Codesigned by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, the 100 3D-printed homes in Wolf Ranch community will range from 1,574 to 2,112 square feet and feature high-end fixtures and rooftop solar panels. Prices will start in the mid USD 400,000s.
The process currently requires three human operators to build one house — wall systems including plumbing and wiring — in two weeks. ICON expects that a single operator will soon be able to oversee the construction of multiple homes, which will bring down costs.
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