Yves Behar is teaming up with non-profit New Story to build a 3D printed concrete village in rural Latin America.

Set to be constructed later this year, the homes are designed as affordable housing for local farmers and weavers. The exact location is yet to be revealed, but Behar is planning an entire community of houses that will show how 3D printing be used in rural and low-income areas.

The world’s about to get its first 3D printed village designed by Yves Behar
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Each house will measure 55 sqm, and include an outdoor kitchen as well as a garden. They’ve been designed for a challenging environment, with a slanted roof that protects from heavy rain, and reinforced walls that can withstand earthquakes. Natural ventilation is provided by a border of patterned concrete bricks.

Inside, the white concrete walls will be left exposed, but owners will be able to choose the colour of their home’s exterior, with early images showing rows of houses in contrasting shades.

The world’s about to get its first 3D printed village designed by Yves Behar
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The world’s about to get its first 3D printed village designed by Yves Behar
Via Fuseproject

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