Eco-sustainable 3D printed house

Tecla based in Ravenna is a 645-square-foot structure whose shell is made entirely of local clay, is one of the world’s first 3D-printed homes. The name—inspired by Italian writer Italo Calvino’s fictional city of Thekla—evokes ancient architecture’s timelessness with an undeniable 21st-century edge.

It may not be considered a mansion, but 3D-printing company WASP’s revolutionary technology was able to build the unique dwelling, which boasts a bedroom, living area, and bathroom, in just 200 hours. The printer may have been doing the heavy lifting, but the skilled architects were the brains of the operation, carefully curating every detail of the space. From the pleated exterior bulbs to the sturdy and sustainable material, the minimalist home is completely self-supporting, eliminating the need for an intricate framework.