Forget 3D-printed food and 3D-printed cars. A hotel owner in the Philippines is 3D-printing an entire hotel suite, and unlike other 3D-printed buildings done before, this one will be completely and entirely operational, which means, if you’re thinking of vacationing in the country soon, you’ll be able to book a night at the 3D-printed suite.
The Lewis Grand Hotel in Angeles City, Pampanga in the Philippines will soon have the very first 3D-printed hotel suite in the world. The idea to 3D print an entire room was proposed to hotel owner Lewis Yakich, materials science engineer and home builder from California, by none other than 3D printing specialist Anthony Rudenko, famed for 3D-printing an entire castle that is unfortunately unlivable.
“The Philippines is actually a great place for concrete printing because of the weather,” Yakich tells 3DPrint. “Currently everything is made out of concrete, and it’s a third-world country so it can do a lot of good in disaster zones, etc.”