Instead of having to hire a team of construction workers, you could have a basement to roof, computer designed home, that will be built using a method called “Contour Crafting”, a process by which objects are created using a layer-by-layer technique.
Prof. Khoshnevis says that it’s “basically scaling up 3D printing to the scale of building”.
Using Contour Crafting, Khoshnevis and his team has managed to build 6-foot high walls, using 6 and 4 inch-high walls.
In the long run, this technology could bring the price of homes and buildings down if they’re printed using Prof. Khoshnevis’s technology. But on the project website they focus more on the use of this in space! Yes, SPACE!
They plan to build “lunar and Martian structures, habitats, laboratories, and other facilities”