Author ORCID Identifier

Maged Youssef - https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9923-6659

Lena Abbas - https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0353-4051


Innovation is advancing at an ever-expanding pace and has been for decades. Regular objects have gotten to be minimal in measure and cheaper to deliver. 3D printing technology (3DP), also known as additive manufacturing (AM), has gaining rapid development in recent years. is a method for turning a computer file into 3D solid objects of any shape or geometry. The creation is accomplished by building up layers of a certain substance until the full item is produced. The 3D printing technologies, comparing to traditional techniques of constructing the buildings, could be considered as environmentally friendly derivative giving almost unlimited possibilities for geometric complexity realizations. The primary issue is that the building sector has a significant negative influence on the environment. Some modern technologies are being applied to reduce materials usage and carbon emissions like 3D printing. The major purpose of this article is to compare between conventional approaches and 3D printing technology to assess their effects on sustainable housing, evaluate how 3D printing functions and consider its advantages and disadvantages. To conduct the research, a comparison between traditional techniques and 3d printing technology will take place to see their impacts on sustainable houses, theoretical studies will be done on both :3D printing concepts and application in architecture and its effectiveness on environment and sustainability. In addition to the practical studies, experimental ones where case studies are selected according to the inductive method mentioning the selection criteria. Three case studies will be analysed, where the 3D printing technology is achieved, TECLA, a circular housing prototype in Ravenna, Italy, the Dubai municipality and Beckum First 3D Printed house in Germany.


3D Printing, Building Technology, Sustainable Housing, Robots, Materials


Architectural Technology | Architecture | Construction Engineering

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