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Dubai’s First 3D-Printed Villa Unveiled by Emaar Properties

Emaar Properties has introduced Dubai’s inaugural 3D-printed villa, a project that had faced delays due to the pandemic. Revealed within the Arabian Ranches III community, the villa underscores the potential of 3D printing for unconventional residential designs.

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Dubai’s First 3D-Printed Villa

Constructed in 2019 using the BOD2 printer from Danish firm COBOD, the three-bedroom, 202-square-meter home showcases the possibilities of additive manufacturing, allowing for intricate curved walls and expansive windows that defy conventional building methods.

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Inside View of Dubai’s First 3D-Printed Villa

Henrik Lund-Nielsen, Founder and General Manager at COBOD, expressed excitement about the project’s unveiling, emphasizing its significance in shaping the future of construction. The collaboration with Emaar highlights the potential of 3D printing technology in the real estate sector.

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Inside View of Dubai’s First 3D-Printed Villa

Although the project was completed years ago, its recent public debut offers observers a rare glimpse into the current state of 3D concrete printing and its potential for widespread adoption in residential construction. While Dubai aims for 25% of construction to be 3D-printed by 2030, questions persist regarding the long-term cost-effectiveness compared to traditional building methods.

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Inside View of Dubai’s First 3D-Printed Villa

Despite these considerations, 3D printing presents environmental advantages by potentially reducing construction waste and carbon emissions, thanks to its precise, digitally-planned approach to architecture. Additionally, the integrated smart systems from Xiaomi within the villa serve as a testing ground for how 3D printing can optimize homes for efficiency and interconnectivity. The sector’s ability to modernize quickly enough to meet ambitious government targets remains uncertain.

Image Source: arabianbusiness.com

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