Despite recent advances in construction, such as pre-nailed frames, nail guns, lasers, etc., the basic method of nailing timber together to build a house hasn’t changed a lot.  Prepare for a quantum leap in construction however.  It won’t happen next year, but it will happen in the not too distant future and will make the traditional carpenter all but redundant.

Enter the 3D printed house.  The nail gun will be replaced by the computer mouse and the house will be built up layer by layer, in a fraction of the time it currently takes to build using traditional methods.  Shape and form will no longer be constrained by economical use of timber and plaster board sizes.  Flat will give way to curves and final form will be closer to what is seen in nature.

3D Printed House

Hard to believe?  Maybe.  Here is a link to the original article I stumbled across that got me thinking: Futurist Speaker.

So, how are your computer mouse skills?


Andy Burrows

The Trades Coach