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A 3D printer constructs the building blocks for a canal house in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, March 13, 2014. Dutch architecture firm Dus has embarked on a project to build a 21st-century version of a classic Amsterdam canal house, printing it out piece by piece with an oversized 3-D printer, and then slotting them together like oversized Lego blocks. The goal is to discover and share the potential uses of 3-D printing in construction by creating new materials, trying out designs and testing building techniques. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Here's what a house using 3D printing technology looks like


In conjunction with PIK, the Apis Cor company built the first ever 3D-printed house in less than 24 hours, according to the company's website. The roughly 410-square-foot house stands in Russia, and features all the nuts and bolts of a traditional home.

Construction costs estimated roughly $10,000, which includes the installation of the foundation, roof, inner and outer finishing, wall insulation, windows, floors and ceilings.

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Some may express concerns over the durability of a house built from 3D printing, but Apir Cor claims that the house can last up to 175 years. As for the house's composition, mineral plaster of white cement and ball-shaped marble and granite crumbs serve as an additional layer of insulation for the cold winter months.

Apis Cor founder, Nikita Chen-yun-tai, said "We want to change public views that construction can't be fast, eco-friendly, efficient and reliable at the same time." 

Our goal is to become the biggest international construction company to solve problems of accommodation around the globe
Nikita Chen-yun-tai

Apis Cor, according to Mashable, has claimed to be the first company to have developed a 3D printing device that can construct buildings on-site. Previous residential buildings using similar technology have used off-site printers.

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