London-based architecture team Softkill Design has entered the race to create the first 3D printed house. Unlike the first plans for 3D-printed houses that emerged at about this time last year, Softkill thinks that the future of 3D printed housing lies in prefabricated components rather than printing houses whole using vast uber-printers on site. By using plastics rather than sand or concrete, Softkill may just have hit upon a concept that actually feels… 3D printery.
To date, Softkill has printed one “ProtoHouse” prototype to demonstrate its concept. Built in 2012, ProtoHouse 1.0 was a 1:33 scale model.
From James Holloway, gizmag, February 19, 2013