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ICON’s House Zero Receives Top Honors in Architizer’s Annual A+ Awards

By Brooke Bauguess

3D-printed home in Austin recognized as one of the world’s best buildings and spaces.

We are ecstatic to share that ICON’s House Zero was selected as the winner of the Architecture +Experimental Design and +New Technology award categories in Architizer’s esteemed A+Awards for 2022. This list bestows honor on firms and companies that have sought to cultivate and advance society’s appreciation of meaningful architecture and design while simultaneously shining a light on the individuals behind these innovative ideas.

Our inclusion in these categories was based on a review by a 250+ member jury along with a round of voting that was open to the public. ICON’s goal of incorporating its noteworthy 3D printing technology and software into the homebuilding process gave them the opportunity to cut back on the time, materials, and costs that are needed to build a traditional home.

House Zero, 3D printed by ICON and designed by Lake|Flato Architects, is ICON's most innovative home yet, pushing the boundaries of what's possible with architecture through automated construction only achievable through 3D printing. The 2,000+ sq ft home is the first project in ICON’s Exploration Series and illustrates the development of new design languages and architectural vernaculars created by construction scale 3D printing. By introducing biophilic principles into the design process and taking them to heights that we have never seen before, House Zero was able to revamp modern architecture by breathing new life into the movement and changing the face of the housing landscape as we know it.


Construction and Technology: ICON
Architecture: Lake|Flato Architects
Structural Engineer: GNA
Structural Engineer: WJE
MEP Engineer: Integral Group
Landscape Architect: Word + Carr
Interior Design: Lake|Flato Architects + ICON
Lighting Design Consultant: Studio Lumina