Who Needs IKEA? Just Print Your Own Entire House

By Jon Partridge on at

Taking just four weeks; a computer; a CNC printer, and a whole lot of plywood, a couple of Danish architects, Frederik Agdrup and Nicholas Bjorndal, printed this awesome house and built it with their bare hands, plus a lot of imagination and some impressive design skills.

Named Villa Asserbo, the house is comprised of 820 sheets of plywood, and aside from a few steel beams to support the structure and a bunch of glass windows, it is made completely of sustainable materials. The house itself takes up a 125 square metre plot in a forest just north of Copenhagen, and is a pilot test for architecture firm Eentileen's Print a House project, where the duo design customisable houses in a 3D package. They then shoot it off to a CNC milling machine that cuts the plywood pieces into the exact shapes they need, leaving them to simply slot it all together like a massive jigsaw.

The pair claim that this method reduces waste, uses completely environmentally friendly materials and that there is no need for heavy machinery. The concept could lead to a brand new way for architects to manufacture and build relatively low-cost houses and get them up and running in no time at all -- simply print off your entire house. [Reuters, Daily Mail]