140m2 3D Printed House in Angola Paves the Way for Affordable Housing

  • Power2Build finished their second and largest 3D printed building yet in Angola with the BOD2 construction printer.
  • 140 m2 house printed 4,5 times faster than the first 3D printed building Power2Build made.

Power2build have recently finished their largest 3D printed building with a COBOD BOD2 construction printer in Angola. The company has set out to transform the housing market and are pioneers aiming to solve affordable housing in Angola with 3D printed buildings.

The house is the second 3D printed residential building in Angola. It is a 140 m2 house that holds a suite, two bedrooms, three bathrooms, a dining room, and a living room. As the three bathrooms indicate, this is not a social housing project, but rather a house showcasing the design and architectural possibilities of 3D printed buildings.

Image credit: COBOD

Power2build is working with COBOD’s 3D printing technology to significantly reduce the housing shortage in Angola. The 3D printing technology is an innovative method that allows construction of affordable and high-quality housing in the region in a faster and more competitive way.

Power2Build printed Angola’s first 3D printed building – a 53 m2 house. This was an incredible milestone, marking the beginning of a revolution, as the house was the world’s first 3D printed house in real concrete (defined by particle size above 8 mm).

While the first house was printed in 48 hours, the second house with 140 m2 was printed in 30 hours. This equates to a 4,5 times improvement in productivity. In addition to this, the team was able to both do the printing, and the water and electrical installations at the same time.

Ricardo Almeida, CEO from Power2Build said: “We are very proud of our progress; people were questioning if we couldn’t print bigger. We have now printed a 2,6 times bigger house and in about 2/3 of the time compared to the first house. We improved the speed of execution remarkably, but still believe there is room for improvement. In the future we will only become better at mastering this technology. We are getting more efficient by the day and closer to achieving our vision to deliver better housing at affordable prices to Angolan families.”

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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