Australian company Luyten 3D has partnered with the University of New South Wales to design and build one of the world’s most advanced 3D printed homes in Australia.
This partnership aims to demonstrate the extraordinary benefits of the 3D printing process in construction and become a beacon project for sustainable and affordable housing.
“We have secured the services of globally recognised research group Arch_Manu at UNSW to provide expertise and technological know-how in developing the design of the house. The design not only demonstrates the versatility and flexibility of 3D printing capability; it also captures the stunning architectural advantages of computational design and architectural manufacturing technology and the ability to create extraordinary spaces for a fraction of the cost,” Mahil said.
“Our partnership with UNSW will involve working together to document and provide a tangible proof of concept for the advantages of 3D printing, such as superior design and project management. The project will contribute to the formation of new technical standards for this mode of delivery. We intend to use this project and our associated work to lead and inform the development of new building standards in Australia for incorporation into Australia’s National Construction Code.”
The project not only aims to highlight the superior design and project management offered by 3D printing technologies, but also to contribute to the formation of new technical standards and be integrated into Australia’s National Construction Code. This code sets out the minimum requirements for safety, health, comfort, accessibility and sustainability of certain buildings.
Luyten 3D has made a name for itself worldwide with its mobile AI-controlled 3D printers and the special 3D concrete mix Ultimatecrete. The technology enables a drastic 60% reduction in construction waste, a 70% reduction in construction time and an 80% reduction in labor costs compared to traditional construction projects.
In addition, the technology promises guaranteed cost savings of up to 60%, a 300 to 500 times shorter execution time and a comprehensive reduction in monetary expenditure of 80% for concrete structures without formwork. Luyten 3D also has a strong focus on sustainability and significantly reduces the carbon footprint through special material mixes and robotic systems.
“This will be a lighthouse project for 3D printing in Australia, encompassing state-of-the-art research in design and technology and bringing research findings into practice. It will change Australian housing”, said A/Prof M. Hank Haeusler from UNSW, the Director of Arch_Manu.
Overall, this project marks a significant step towards more environmentally friendly, efficient and cost-effective construction methods that point the way to the future of housing.
“In addition, the technology is proven to increase construction site efficiency with 60 percent guaranteed costs savings, 300 to 500 times shorter execution times, and an 80 percent total reduction in monetary expenses without formwork in concrete construction. The world has never seen capabilities like this before,” Mahil said.
“When forming Luyten, we were cognisant of the construction industry’s carbon footprint, and determined to create construction solutions for generations to come that reduce emissions. Our unmatched technology employs up to 40% less carbon dioxide emissions through propriety mixes that reduce use of cement, and the robotic systems reduce construction site and logistics carbon dioxide footprints by 50 percent to 70 percent.”