I now know what I want for my birthday.
Using customized 3D printing technology, Andrey Rudenko printed a castle in his backyard. It took him two years from conception to completion.
The result is incredible:
Better than that image is a clip from his website, showing how the construction process worked:
According to Rudenko, building the castle with concrete had some unique issues. Rudenko says that “printing the castle turrets by themselves was a bad idea as they were extremely difficult to lift and place.” I can imagine.
What’s next? A “full-scale” house. The castle is large enough to walk around in, but it seems that the builder has bigger plans. Also the next building will likely be built someplace warmer. Why warmer? Concrete sets at only so quick a pace — if you can help it cure, you can probably build more quickly.
That and as Rudenko wants to print around the clock on the next building, and do all the printing in-location, getting the concrete up to snuff in terms of load bearing will be critical.
Image Credit: Andrey Rudenko/TotalKustom