After having inspired countless buildings, the Fibonacci sequence served as a muse for the 3D printing company Twente Additive Manufacturing (TAM), which created Canada’s first 3D printed house.
THE Fibonacci House it is a tiny, non-collapsible concrete house that can accommodate up to two adults and two children.
According to the New Atlas, is available for rent at Airbnb. This means that, in addition to being the first 3D printed house in Canada, it is also the first tiny house printed cement sheet listed on the platform.
“THE Fibonacci House was printed using a concrete printer designed and sold by Twente Additive Manufacturing, a construction technology company”, explains the company in a statement.
“O design was created using the Fibonacci Sequence, a well-known pattern often referred to as ‘the golden proportion’ that can be found in nature in numerous variations: on shells, flower petals, leaf formations, etc. The team Twente it was inspired by this ancient pattern that has always intrigued people throughout history,” he adds.
The House it’s only 35 mtwo, but has a spacious living area with a furnished kitchen. All non-cement elements were made from cedar and fir sustainably harvested in nearby Harrop Procter community forest, and windows provide pleasant views of the Canadian countryside.
The construction process was very similar to other 3D printed architectural projects. A cement mixture was printed, layer by layer, thanks to a 3D printer, which built the basic structure of the house in sections along 11 days.
The sections were then joined by human builders, with the help of a crane, who also finished the house with handmade window frames, a door, roof and furniture, as well as cables and plumbing.
Revenues generated by the lease in the Airbnb are being directly diverted to an affordable home project led by World Housing.