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The future of housing looks nothing like today’s

May 17th, 2019 at 11:21 am » Comments Off

  After a century, Americans are choosing to live together–transforming not just the buildings we live in, but the way we live in them. What does a living room have to do with living? When Lisa Cini and her husband, kids, and rescue dog moved in with her parents and grandmother a few years ago, […]



Watch a 3D printed neighborhood spring up from nothing

May 15th, 2019 at 3:42 am » Comments Off

  We’ve already seen a 3D printer construct a house. Now we can watch one build a whole neighborhood. On Thursday, housing nonprofit New Story shared a video that shows how it plans to build what it calls the “world’s first 3D-printed community” — a futuristic application of 3D-printing technology that could bring affordable housing […]



Over 13% of the homes in Japan are abandoned

April 30th, 2019 at 11:13 am » Comments Off

Japan’s population is shrinking. Last year it fell by nearly 450,000 people. Not since records began in 1899 had so few babies been born (921,000). Before that, 2017 had also set a record. Meanwhile the number of people passing away last year set a post-war record. The figures are part of a larger pattern in […]



ETH Zurich makes lightweight concrete ceiling using 3D sand-printing

April 19th, 2019 at 10:12 am » Comments Off

A lightweight concrete ceiling with formwork 3D-printed from sand is among the innovations to feature in an experimental robot-made house built by university ETH Zurich. The DFAB House, currently under construction in Dübendorf, Switzerland, showcases five digital building methods that have never before been seen in architecture, and the concrete Smart Slab is the latest […]



Australia is on the brink of a housing collapse that resembles 2008

April 14th, 2019 at 2:03 pm » Comments Off

The U.S. has been an “island of stability” as economic woes grow all over the world. Other such islands exist, too. Australia is high on the list. The last Down Under recession was 27—yes, 27—years ago in 1991. No other developed economy can say the same. The long streak has a lot to do with […]



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