Prvok – The First Habitable 3D-printed House in Czech Republic Anchored On a Pontoon


Prvok would be the first 3D-printed house in Czech Republic. It’s the result of successful cooperation between Michal Trpak, a sculptor, and Stavebni sporitelna Ceske sporitelny (member of Erste group), a building society, the house is named Prvok (Protozoon) where it’ll be partially self-sufficient and it’s ideal for the country, city or water. Compared to conventional houses, a 3D printed house can save up to 50% of all costs yet it can be built up to seven times faster. Also, compared to brick buildings, using 3D printing technique, the process generates up to 20% less CO2 emissions.

Prvok - 3D Printed House in Czech Republic by Burinka

Prvok - 3D Printed House in Czech Republic by Burinka

Prvok 3D-Printed House by Buřinka features a floor area of 43 square meters, it’ll be built in the Czech Republic this June. It’s going to take about two days for the structural works then completion in about two months. This house would have three rooms (a bedroom, a living room with a kitchen, and a bathroom with toilet), it’s a simple and minimalist house anchored on a pontoon, it’ll become year-round livable house.

Equipped with eco technologies, Prvok is able to recirculate shower, recuperate, uses green roof, remote control, it also has reservoirs for utility, drinking, and sewage water. Every detail of this 3D-printed building has been carefully considered to last at least a hundred years in any environment. When needed, in the future, owners can easily crush this house once it has run its useful life then simply print it again using the same material directly on its location.

Prvok house will be printed using robotic arm where special material would flow directly onto the destination. The robot itself is a Czech innovation from the workshop of Trpak’s other initiative Scoolpt, programmed by Jiri Vele, a young architect and programmer.

Prvok - 3D Printed House in Czech Republic by Burinka

Prvok - 3D Printed House in Czech Republic by Burinka

Prvok - 3D Printed House in Czech Republic by Burinka



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