The way the buildings we live and work in are created is changing.Over the last few years 3D printing has generated a lot of interest when it comes to the built environment.

From computer-generated modeling, to the use of electric vehicles on construction sites, the way buildings are created is changing.oduce everything from shoes and face masks to chairs and guitars.When it comes to the built environment, a number of projects around the world have used the technology to rapidly develop interesting and innovative structures.

Earlier this summer, for example, a 3D printer was used to build a concrete house in Antwerp, Belgium. And back in 2018, Arup and CLS Architetti, an Italian firm, were involved in a project that used a 3D printer to build a house, also made of concrete, in the city of Milan.According to Arup, it took just 48 hours for the structure to be printed. As well as enabling a rapid construction process, the use of 3D printing also cuts waste.

Arup adds that the precision of the process “ensures every centimetre of material is used, making it significantly easier to calculate how much will be needed in the first place.”