The First 3D-Printed Hotel Suite in the World Complete with Jacuzzi Was Printed in 100 Hours
The first 3D-Printed Hotel Suite in the world has two bedrooms, a living room, and a spa with its own… you guessed!… 3D-printed Jacuzzi.
This hotel, located in Philippines, has unveiled the world’s first 3D-printed hotel suite by its owner, Lewis Yakich.
The suite comes with a spacious 3D-printed concrete Jacuzzi, and has a total of 1,500 square feet of space.
The structure was built for The Lewis Grand Hotel in Angeles, Philippines, and took approximately five days to print.
Reports from 3DPrint.com say that the 3D-printed hotel expansion will be the world’s first fully permitted 3D-printed operational commercial building, once is ready.
I’ve said this one million times before, technology is evolving and we need to catch up with it, so let come with no surprise that after the 3D-printed foot and cars, we have a brand new hotel suite.
Unlike the other 3D-printed buildings done before, this one will be completely and entirely operational.
The idea of 3D-print an entire room was proposed to hotel owner Lewis Yakich, materials science engineer and home builder from California, by the 3D printing specialist Anthony Rudenki.
This guy is famous for his 3D-printing an entire castle that is unfortunately unlivable.
“The Philippines is actually a great place for concrete printing because of the weather,” Yakich tells 3DPrint. “Currently everything is made out of concrete, and it’s a third-world country so it can do a lot of good in disaster zones, etc.”
The hotel owner says he spend several hours creating the perfect design for the building, which should meet engineering standards to allow the suite to be livable.
He also worked with Rudenko in designing the massive 3D printer that spews out the material made from sand and volcanic ash to build the suite.
Yakich says the first printer was developed in two months, but the method can now be replicated to build it in two weeks.
He also spent an entire month creating the right mix of material to allow for stronger construction than the use of hollow blocks.
The result is a 3D-printed hotel suite with an area of around 34.5 feet by 41 feet and a height reaching up to approximately 10 feet.
All in all, Yakich spent more than a hundred hours 3D printing the suite, including the time it took to manually install plumbing, wiring and rebars.
In the future, he plans to have those components 3D-printed as well, but the process for doing so is still currently undergoing testing.
“I plan to roll over some of the cost savings of using a 3D printer to give a more quality house for the low-income homes,” he says. “It would be great if I could give them all mini mansions! The people here would go nuts over my homes.”
What do you say? Would you spend a night at this hotel?