Mighty Buildings has completed what the technology company says is the world’s first 3D-printed net-zero home in Desert Hot Springs, California. The 159-square metre home, named the Quatro, was designed by Ehrlich Yanai Architects, which says it will produce as much energy as it consumes.
The exterior composite stone wall panels were 3D printed in a factory in Oakland. The proprietary material – known as Light Stone – is a concrete alternative with four times more tensile and flexural strength, 30 per cent less weight and less carbon dioxide.
According to Mighty Buildings, the two-bedroom, two-bath home has achieved net zero design by using efficient materials, integrated technologies and additional components.
Other stories in the latest newsletter include Adam Greenfield’s opinion piece about architects working on the Neom mega-project in Saudi Arabia, Populous and Hasting’s completion of the largest purpose-built soccer stadium in the US and the Cauny X Siza watch collection designed with Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza.
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