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.
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.
Honored, excited, moved to launch today the first 3-D printed community for people living on less than 200$ a day with @newstorycharity . It’s been an amazing process of designing houses with the local community…more here https://t.co/b6pPj8bX98 pic.twitter.com/gMwUDBcUp2
— Yves Behar (@yvesbehar) May 9, 2019
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.
Well done Yves – back to essence
— OGr_e_ (@Agrzesia2) May 10, 2019
— joshuamichaelus (@joshuamichaelus) May 9, 2019
Congrats, well done. And happy bday btw!
— Jens Martin Skibsted (@jmskibsted) May 10, 2019
3-D printing may prove invaluable in the effort of eradicating homelessness.