Inventing ArchitectureInventing Architecture
Icon's House Zero

Inventing Architecture

Pushing Boundaries of Sustainable Architecture & DesignPushing Boundaries of Sustainable Architecture & Design

Pushing Boundaries of Sustainable Architecture & Design

New standard of what 3D printing can bring to the worldNew standard of what 3D printing can bring to the world

New standard of what 3D printing can bring to the world

House Zero is a 2,000+ sq-ft, 3 bedroom/2.5 bath home with a 350 sq-ft, a 1 bedroom/1 bath accessory dwelling unit, features ICON’s resilient 3D-printed wall system, which replaces a building system traditionally made up of multiple steps saving time, waste and cost. The walls of the home are made with a proprietary cementitious-based material, “Lavacrete,” insulation, and steel for reinforcing.

Houses like this are only possible with 3D printing, and this is the new standard of what 3D printing can mean for the world. My hope is that this home will provoke architects, developers, builders, and homeowners to dream alongside ICON about the exciting and hopeful future that robotic construction, and specifically 3D printing, makes possible.

Jason Ballard, ICON Co-founder/CEO
Total size2,391 Sq Ft
Main house size2,045 Sq Ft
ADU size351 Sq Ft
Print MaterialLavacrete
ReinforcementStructural Steel
Wood featuresDouglas Fir
AppliancesJennar & Viking
HVACMitsubishi
Robot Version​Next-generation Vulcan Construction System
Wall System Print time10 days
Print CompleteJune 2021
Finish out completeFebruary 2022
House Zero Wall SectionHouse Zero Wall Section

The 3D-printed wall design and its inherent biophilic quality conveys an ordered, yet non-rigid pattern invoking a rooted and timeless sense of natural refuge.

Lewis McNeel, Associate Partner, Lake|Flato
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