Climate Relief Temporary Homes: additive manufacturing, housing, crisis

Recent flooding in British Columbia has displaced hundreds of residents. At the time, with homes destroyed and left uninhabitable, residents turned to city authorities for help. As the city slowly begins to repair the damage, there is an urgent need for temporary housing. Additive manufacturing appeared to be an effective solution.

Twente Additive Manufacturing has partnered with the University of British Columbia to build 20x printed concrete houses for residents who have been left homeless. The city has since collected donations to support this initiative. Twente claim that at the current printing rates they can build a house a day.

This temporary solution will solve the current housing crisis and can be reused as affordable housing once residents return to their original homes.

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