ICON launches 3d-printed affordable housing competition

As teased near the end of TRXL podcast episode 110 with Melodie Yashar of ICON, a competition called Initiative 99 was recently announced in partnership with Dezeen that invites architects and designers to submit home designs that can be built for under $99,000... using 3d-printing of course.

More than 1.2 billion people across the planet lack adequate shelter, according to ICON, which invites designers and architects to leverage robotic construction techniques in tackling this issue with their home designs.
By employing ICON's 3D-printing technology, submissions can depart from more traditional flat walls in order to create "entirely new types of homes".

Initiative 99 has a $1 million total prize purse, so get cracking.

Read about the design competition here.

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