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A Swiss Designer Just Revealed Plans for the World’s First 3-D Printed Community

An innovative idea.

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The 3-D printer has revolutionized a vast array of fields from architecture to medicine to sculpture and more. Now, plans for an entire community of 3-D printed structures are underway from acclaimed Swiss designer Yves Béhar.

The community is in response to an international housing crisis, with millions of people denied adequate shelter. Béhar’s design seeks to change that.

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Béhar’s design studio teamed with New Story—a foundation dedicated to funding innovative solutions to homelessness—and tech company ICON to make the community a reality.

The team expects to have the first houses printed by this year, where the neighborhood will house farmers in an unspecified location in Latin America.

People are on board with the idea.

3-D printing may prove invaluable in the effort of eradicating homelessness.

 

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