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3D-printed apartment building and mansion (pictures)

A Chinese company has successfully 3D printed a five-storey apartment building and a 1,100 square metre villa from a special print material.

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Michelle Starr
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Five 3D-printed storeys

The 3D-printed apartment building stands five storeys high and has a red brick pattern on the outside.

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3D-printed luxury

The 1,100 square metre 3D-printed villa doesn't look 3D printed from a distance.

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Check the walls

However, if you look a bit closer, you can see the layers in the walls that indicate the motion of the extruder head.

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Interior

Inside the mansion, iron elements add a touch of class.

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Inside the apartment

Inside the apartment building, you can also make out the 3D printing, as well as unfinished elements, such as wiring for the lighting.

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Wall sample

This sample of wall shows the hollow interior with zig-zagging reinforcement, while an array of jars indicates the recycled materials that can be included in the print material.

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