Creating Eco-friendly Houses: LA Company Transforms Repurposed Plastic Bottles into 3D Printed Homes


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Azure Printed Homes, based in Los Angeles, has gained recognition for converting 150,000 plastic bottles into modular 3D printed homes. The company, co-founded by Ross Maguire and Gene Eidelman, has been noted for its unique approach to housing construction and its environmental conservation efforts.

Maguire, applying his construction and engineering knowledge, led the initiative to build prefab houses that illustrated the combination of sustainability and innovation. The construction method, which involved the reuse of plastic waste, resulted in 200-square-feet environmentally friendly structures with each module taking only 24 hours to 3D print.

An important success for Azure Printed Homes was the successful delivery and installation of a unit in Big Sur, a challenging remote location with breathtaking views of the coast. Despite the difficulties of the isolated location, the team completed the project within an exceptional 48-hour period. The customer, a glamping vacation resort owner, was fascinated by Azure’s comprehensive sustainable living approach, demonstrating the attractiveness of environmentally conscious construction techniques.

Interior of the plastic home. (Image Credit: Azure Printed Homes)

Azure’s commitment to sustainability extended beyond material repurposing, offering design flexibility to include solar panels and batteries for off-grid living. The entry-level N-100 variant provided a turnkey solution with interior and exterior finishes, lighting, and power—delivering both affordability and eco-friendliness.

Azure Printed Homes has demonstrated that 3D printed housing could be both environmentally responsible and aesthetically pleasing. And with the base model starting at $19,900, it’s pretty cost effective – as long as you own some land.

Source: dwell.com

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