Rendering of the East 17th Street Residences development in East Austin. All images courtesy of ICON & 3Strands.
After completing two dozen 3D-printed structures across central Texas, printing a small community for impoverished residents in Mexico, and teaming up up with BIG and SEArch+ to create an off-world building system for the Moon, construction technology company ICON is now breaking into the mainstream housing development market: in collaboration with Kansas City developer 3Strands and Austin-based Logan Architecture, a multi-home ensemble of four buildings (according to the company, the first of its kind in the U.S.) has been steadily growing in an East Austin neighborhood.
Dubbed East 17th Street Residences, the two to four bedroom, 1,000 to 2,000 sq ft homes all have a 3D-printed first floor using ICON’s proprietary technology and material, a cementitious material called Lavacrete. The printing portion took about 5 to 7 days per home.
With printing completed and finish-out underway, the development aims to be move-in ready this summer.
Video via ICON on YouTube.