Here's a concept home for the future! The Clayton home building group partnered with ORNL, Tru-Design, Skidmore Owings and Merrill, and the University of Tennessee to 3D print a 200 sq ft manufactured home and car.
The project titled the Additive Manufacturing and Integrated Energy (A.M.I.E) was unveiled September 23rd, 2015.
A Greener Future
But this project isn't just about the possibilities of 3D printing. Energy conservation and energy efficiency are important concerns for the home building industry. Designers addressed these concerns by engineering the home and car to share energy between each other wirelessly.
They took it a step further and provided the home with solar panels to supply its own energy.
And when the sun isn't shinning, the natural-gas hybrid car can provide energy to the home.
Check out this video to see how the home and car were put together!
Topics Manufactured Housing