html { cursor: url(""), auto !important; }
tova, phase II, IAAC (Link) | architecture, research


Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Spain

TOVA is the beginning of a larger project in collaboration with WASP in which a complete house made with 3D printing technology is projected.

The project was conceived as a prototype for sustainable housing responding to increasingly serious climate and migration emergencies. This promising technique opens the door to quickly solving problems of access to housing in vulnerable areas or temporary settlements, offering new solutions for the creation of more sustainable and affordable spaces.

3D printing (or additive manufacturing) is an example of km zero construction, as the construction work can be done 100% with local materials and labor. In addition, the printing system allows highly customizable houses for different use cases; such as communities of homes and services that can be rapidly created using this technology anywhere.