This proof-of-concept house in Austin, TX was the first permitted 3D-printed home built in the United States. The structure was printed in a just a few weeks and sparked the imagination of customers, investors, press, and the SXSW conference community in 2018.
New Story is a non-profit working to provide shelter to more people in the world. The organization currently works in Mexico, Haiti, El Salvador, and Bolivia and, in just three years, has funded more than 1,400 homes for families in need. By partnering with ICON in select regions, New Story will be able to see out their vision more efficiently and deliver the promise of a life beyond survival to thousands more.
Cielo Property Group is a real estate investment company that specializes in redeveloping and repositioning underutilized properties to create value. In partnership with the City of Austin, Cielo will have access the ICON Vulcan printer with the aim of developing local lots and streets in the Texas capital, one of the fastest growing cities in the US with a known housing crunch.
3Strands is teaming up architecture firm, Overland Partners, by sponsoring a design contest for their world class architects to imagine the possibilities for what the Vulcan II can do. The winning designs will help shape the way they think about future projects.
The 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge is a NASA’s Centennial Challenges program competition to build a 3D-printed habitat for deep space exploration, including the agency’s journey to the Moon, Mars or beyond. The multi-phase challenge is designed to advance the construction technology needed to create sustainable housing solutions for Earth and beyond. The competition offers a $3.15 million total prize purse. In partnership with Colorado School we took home 4th place in the Seal Test Stage of the competition.