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Chinese company 3D prints 10 buildings in a day using construction waste

Chinese companies have been known to build major real-estate projects very quickly. Now, one is taking it to a new extreme. Suzhou-based construction-materials firm Winsun New Materials built 10 homes using a gigantic printer.

"Round buildings use less wall, floor and roof mate­ri­als to enclose the same square footage as a rec­tan­gu­lar struc­ture. 15 to 20% less mate­r­ial is used to cre­ate the same square foot build­ing com­pared to a rec­tan­gu­lar design! This means the possibility for a smaller eco-footprint and more living space for less cost. It also means less sur­face area in con­tact with adverse weather con­di­tions, which improves the over­all dura­bil­ity and energy effi­ciency of the home."

Round buildings use less wall, floor and roof mate­ri­als to enclose the same square footage as a rec­tan­gu­lar struc­ture. 15 to less mate­r­ial is used to cre­ate the same square foot build­ing com­pared to a rec­tan­gu­lar design!

Oh wow...that's some bottle art!   The Bottle House at Airlie Gardens in Wilimington, North Carolina via  www.learnnc.org/lp/multimedia/9421

Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina. This is the glass bottle wall at the Bottle House at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina. The Bottle House is made entirely of glass bottles stacked with the bottom facing outward and set by mortar.