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The CNC House

The architects at 1:1 Arkitektur would like us to believe that they have built a home of the future.

And we may just believe them.

It’s not so much the home itself that is futuristic but the manner in which it was built. And that manner itself does not involve futuristic technology — it simply takes existing tools and materials, accounts for challenges presented to our current method of building homes, and completely changes the game.

The firm has built what they call a “Printable House” using little more than a CNC machine, a computer and many sheets of plywood. A design fed into the CNC machine tells it to make cuts in sheets of plywood that then get assembled in a specific order, sort of like a puzzle. Except at the end of this puzzle you get a house.

And it’s a house that goes up in very little time (four weeks), requiring very little in the way of cost and labor and producing very little in the way of construction waste. Additionally, there is not much else besides the plywood that goes into the construction process. No concrete, no nails.

Sustainable, inexpensive, quickly-erected. Sounds pretty futuristic to us.

Credit: ArchDaily.com