Back in April, a group of construction workers used a 3D printer to build houses. By day’s end, there were 10 standing. They were compact and fairly bare bones — nothing much to look at apart from the “wow!” Of there being as many as — count them — 12, factor. But this time the builders have taken the wraps off an achievement that is roundly impressive.
At Suzhou Industrial Park, adjacent to Shanghai, stands a five-story structure that the WinSun Decoration Design Engineering company claims is “the world’s tallest 3D-printed building.” Next to it’s the massive mansion, which now steps feet. Like the structures, the walls are comprised of a mix of concrete and recycled waste materials and formed layer by printed coating. The company said that the cost for the mansion was roughly $161,000.