Builder of sustainable 3D-printed homes Palari has teamed up with construction technology firm Mighty Buildings to create the world’s first net-zero, 3D-printed neighborhood. The project will be located in Rancho Mirage, California, in Coachella Valley, featuring 15 homes on a five-acre parcel of land.
According to Inhabitat, these 3D-printed homes will be built using robotic automation, and will feature eco-conscious elements such as solar panels, weather-resistant materials, and minimal environmental impact for eco-friendly homeowners.
The US$15 million project will utilize a 3D-printed panelized system developed by Mighty Buildings, which is said to help eliminate up to 99% of construction waste.
We could not be more excited for this groundbreaking collaboration with Palari, and to be a part of the creation of the world’s first 3D-printed zero net energy community. This will be the first on-the-ground actualization of our vision for the future of housing – able to be deployed rapidly, affordably, sustainable, and able to augment surrounding communities with a positive dynamic.Alexey Dubov, co-founder and COO of Mighty Buildings.
Alongside eco-construction technology, an artificial intelligence unit that purifies air from pathogens, pollutants, odors, and allergens, will also be added into each home. Localized water filtration and circadian lighting systems will also be provided.
As for the homes’ energy supply, the solar panels attached to the buildings will generate enough energy for the entire home, with homeowners having the option of adding Tesla Powerwall batteries and EV chargers if they so wish.
In terms of design, each home will feature a modern look, with textured stone walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, and approximately 1,450 square feet of living space. Each home will include three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a guest house with an additional two bedrooms and one bathroom.
Each property will span 10,000 square feet in total, along with a swimming pool and decks that homeowners can upgrade with cabanas, hot tubs, or fire pits.
It’s amazing that such luxuriously-designed homes can be 3D-printed, built by robots, and still be eco-friendly.
3D-printing allows us to build faster, stronger, and more efficiently, making it integral to our platform of streamlining home-building process centered on sustainability of construction, materials, and operations.Basil Starr, founder and CEO of Palari.
Take a closer look at the 3D-printed homes below.
Images via Palari
This tech seems like a low-cost approach to housing. Which makes one wonder if this could be a solution to the housing needs of Ghana. What do you think? Can 3D-printed houses solve Ghana’s housing crisis?