Prvok is the first original 3D printed floating living sculpture made from concrete
Prvok is the first original floating habitable sculpture 3D printed in concrete in the Czech Republic, according to Interesting Engineering.
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A plastic boat is printed by a 3D printer on the last day of the first edition of the Lorient Oceans festival in Lorient, western France, July 10, 2022. – For four days, the Lorient Oceans festival highlighted the six ports (fishing, trade, yachting, offshore racing, naval military and passenger transport) of the city.
The sculpture is designed by Scoolpt, a sculptural architecture studio based in the Czech Republic, specializing in 3D printing of concrete. Prvok was launched in the Vltava River in August 2020.
The sculpture can be made in just 48 hours. It is also environmentally friendly as it helps to reduce CO2 emissions and waste. In addition, it is equipped with eco-technologies, such as recovery, recirculation shower, green roof and tanks for drinking. It is 43 square meters of floor space and has three rooms: a bathroom with a toilet, a living room with a kitchen and a bedroom.
How was it made?
Prvok was made using a robotic arm and is built seven times faster than traditional houses. The concrete mix used for Prvok is composed of nano-polypropylene fibers, plasticizers and a setting accelerator. It only took two months for the whole project to be completed.
Indeed, the type of concrete they used hardens after 24 hours to reach the standard firmness of the foundations of a classic family house. Once the total hardening is done in 28 days, the concrete will acquire the values, which are the same in the bridges.
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3D printing of houses today
3D printing technology for building construction will slowly be adopted by the world. Technology is used to create everything from small pavilions to large-scale homes.
This technology is disrupting the construction industry as it reduces the time, cost and labor needed to build homes. It is also environmentally friendly, as it reduces carbon dioxide emissions and waste.
Moreover, the 3D printing process is versatile, which is why it will be suitable in the future. That’s why it’s a viable source of home design for those with access to computer-aided design (CAD) files.
Moreover, 3D printed concrete is essential in the construction of buildings, especially those constructed in urban areas. Concrete is used in many parts of the world. It is even the most widely used synthetic material.
3D printing of houses is gaining popularity due to its many advantages, such as saving time and money in construction, saving resources and recyclable materials. It can also be used to create buildings in almost any design and shape.
Prvok is just one example of what 3D printing of houses can bring to our society. As technology evolves, we will see more and more 3D printed homes and buildings that will last longer and help us live a better lifestyle.
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