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Here’s the World’s First 3D-Printed Community for Low-Income People

Yves Béhar and FuseProject teamed up to build the world’s first 3D-printed community in just 24 hours! The main purpose of this initiative is to help poor and vulnerable populations have a safe shelter.

In the same time, the project wants to break through the belief that the less fortunate are the last to benefit from tech innovations. As a result, 3D-printing technologies are used as a new and very powerful tool for construction.

For the world’s first 3D printed community project, FuseProject partnered with a non-profit organization called New Story that constantly strives to end global homelessness, along with ICON, a construction technology company.

To make sure the designs fit with the local culture and environment, they are working closely with the families and the whole community for a better knowledge of their needs.

“Features that improve ventilation and offer outdoor spaces for cooking, dining and family gathering, are all part of the multiple design programs we created for the community. The roof overhang over the front and back patios provide added shade from the sun, protection from rainfall and a space for socializing”, said FuseProject in a blog post.

The project will be completed over the summer of 2019 and is expected to be ready in 2020 so that the families can finally move in.

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