In the news – RIBA Journal: 3D printing turns to recycled plastic to extend its sustainable credentials

Publish date: July 29, 2022

Azure Printed Homes has opened a 15,000ft² factory in Culver City which forms homes from 60% recycled waste plastic normally destined for landfill, including plastic bottles and food packaging. The company claims its printing process can build structures 70% faster and 30% cheaper than traditional home construction methods. The focus so far has been on smaller buildings, such as backyard studios and ‘accessory dwelling units’ (ADU) – small homes in the grounds of another house – but in August it begins construction of the first ever community of 3D-printed plastic homes.