CyBe was asked by CLS Architetti to design, engineer and build a 100 sqm villa with 4 rooms. The villa will be completed to be visited during Salone del Mobile which will takes place during the DesignWeek2018. The design and engineering process started in February ’18. We’ve printed the 35 elements on-site in March ’18 (46 hours). This means our partners have only 2 weeks to turn this villa into a home by furnishing and decorating.
3D HOUSING 05 establishes a dialogue with the context, interpreting economic, human, social and productive changes in the contemporary world. The villa is composed of a living area, a bedroom area, a kitchen, a bathroom and a terrace roof. The interiors have been designed with reference to archetypes of the past, in a dialogue with the 3d language.
The concrete composite – the basic construction material – is juxtaposed with equally strong and timeless materials: the brass of the window frames, the marble of the bath fixtures, the smoothed plaster as one of the possible wall finishes, the sheets of polished brass for a reinterpreted industrial kitchen.
The stratification of the concrete generates a pattern, a surface on which climbing plants can grow spontaneously, reaching the roof which becomes an urban garden.
The project comes from the desire to think about our future, to improve quality of life through the revolution of technology.
5 BENEFITS OF 3DHOUSING05
Design freedom, where traditional constraints disappear and the material can be easily shaped. This freedom permits a new relationship between the client and the architect.
During construction, the house has a low environmental impact. It is molded with a special mixture of cementitious powders, aggregate, and binders, and in the future, it can be demolished, pulverized and reconstructed with the same material. The aggregate can come from local soil, to avoid transport and to blend into the hues of the context.
The house can be easily expanded, raised, doubled, even moved to a new location, with zero impact thanks to the technology used in an innovative way. The system changes the relationship between the inhabitant and the artifact.
Reduction of construction costs opens up infinite possibilities: to provide housing for 1.2 billion people in the world lacking suitable shelter, to rapidly build housing units at emergency sites, to create houses by contemporary visionaries in the most exotic places – even on Mars.
The house is printed quickly, producing 100 square meters in one week.