Eco-friendly, varied and practical
What seems exotic or a marketing gimmick at first glance, on closer inspection is not only charming but really has a lot of arguments in its favour. In this way the load-bearing structures can be manufactured from plastic recyclate, which is also a sustainable enterprise. Construction site logistics considerably simplified: The elements are printed on site, placed on the spot and filled with concrete. And while cost-effective prefabricated architecture looked almost always boring and uniform so far, now a great freedom of design has opened up. In addition, the architects of DUS say, this process can be used very well for the quick construction of new houses in disaster areas.
To transform the idea into reality, DUS founded the company Actual. The aim of Actual is to enable the owner to design or adapt building components to customer requirements on a digital platform, which are then manufactured on site using XXL 3D printers. Under the term "Kamermaker 2.0" (literally "Room maker 2.0") this idea is very popular in the Dutch media. It was also reported worldwide and was even presented to US President Barack Obama during a visit to Amsterdam.