Azure Printed Homes (Azure), a company focused on the development of 3D printing building technology using recycled plastic, has been selected by Re-Inhabit, a Southern California home builder, for the production of ten 3D printed homes. ReInhabit plans to initially install them on three sites across Southern California.
ReInhabit currently manages a portfolio of homes within LA and Orange Counties, with a focus on creatively integrating innovative building techniques to yield more efficient developments.
“We have been researching the market for the right homebuilder to help us build quickly and at scale. California, like many states, needs to find more innovative ways to speed up the time it takes to build. Azure is doing something really special with their approach to the problem. Repurposing materials and 3D printing a complete structure in a fraction of the time is something that is a game changer for us,” said Rudy and Kim Dvorak, Co-Founders of ReInhabit. “We are also looking for the right finance partner to assist us with our current and future projects. While interest rates are rising, Azure homes can quickly generate very impressive ROI from rental income streams.”
Azure has a fast-growing waitlist with pre-orders exceeding $16 million, and is scheduled to begin printing and delivering 3D printed backyard studios by the end of 2022, and delivering accessory dwelling units and homes in 2023. The company’s factory-built approach to 3D printing homes from recycled plastic allows for a faster prefabrication timeline of a complete housing unit – with the ability to print an entire module in one day.
Azure developed its technology with the goal of finding a better way to build that would be significantly better for the environment. The company’s creative solution minimizes waste by using plastic already intended for landfills or that usually ends up in our oceans, or incinerated. By using recycled materials instead of new resources, the company aims to close the sustainability loop in the 3D home building industry by making optimum use of previously used materials.
Through 3D printing, the company says they can also build structures 70% faster and at a lower cost than traditional home construction methods. Azure Printed Homes plans to reduce home energy consumption bills to zero through a combination of high levels of building airtightness and the use of low-carbon technologies, including heat pumps and solar panels.
“Azure is excited to introduce sustainable, beautiful, and efficiently-built modern homes, and to become a partner of choice for home developers like ReInhabit,” said Ross Maguire, CEO of Azure.