Let’s Print a House!

Not gonna lie, Behrokh Khoshnevis’s TED talk presenting his concrete printing machine is very much on the dull side of things. However, the idea that you can print a house is freaking awesome! I imagine that future iterations of this technology will let you design all sorts of wacky shit to live in.

It will be interesting to see if this technology will be adopted by the construction industry. Certainly builders will want to eventually cut down on human labor costs. The fewer people they have to hire, the less they have to pay out for things like insurance and health care. With fewer people entering the construction industry, in theory that would mean more bodies for more intellectual pursuits. I don’t know though. I don’t think it’ll quite work out that way.

Still, it’s pretty cool seeing this thing lay down concrete.