3Strands developer and ICON construction company have created new 3D-printed homes for sale in the United States. This showcases the potential of additive manufacturing for mass-market housing. Logan Architecture designed the East 17th St Residences development in Austin, Texas. It is located in a rapidly-growing neighborhood. The four units have 3D-printed ground floors. This reflects the construction technology.

The project was announced in January and was built using ICON’s proprietary technology. It also uses an “advanced material”, which the company claims is stronger and more durable than traditional ones. This technology will make it easier to build safer homes that are more resilient to natural disasters and hazards.

(c) Regan Morton Photography
(c) Regan Morton Photography

The fundamental problem with the housing crisis in America is one of supply. 3Strands is working towards solving this problem by exploring new technologies that address the root cause of the supply problem. East 17th Street represents a major step forward in the future of construction by 3D printing these homes. We were overwhelmed by the initial buyer demand, and couldn’t be happier with how ICON delivered beautiful, energy efficient and resilient homes. Gary O’Dell CEO of 3Strands.

ICON, a construction company based in Austin, is using robotics and innovative materials to improve building processes. The company has delivered 3D-printed homes to Mexico and the United States. In partnership with NASA, ICON is developing construction systems for future explorations of Mars.

  • Developer: 3Strands
  • ICON – Construction and Technology
  • Architecture: Logan Architecture
  • Realtor: DEN Property Group
  • Interior Design: Claire Zinnecker Design
  • Structural Engineer: Fort Structures
  • MEP Engineer: Positive Energy
(c) Regan Morton Photography