TECLA, the peak of advanced research between matter and technology, is a 3D-printed global habitat. The project represents an unprecedented perspective for buildings and new settlements, in which the value of local raw materials is amplified by digital design.
Mario Cucinella Architects and World’s Advanced Saving Project (WASP) completed TECLA (technology and clay)– the first eco-sustainable, new circular housing model 3D printed entirely from local raw earth. TECLA responds to the need for sustainable homes at Km0. The double-dome solution makes it possible to cover the roles of structure, roof and external cladding, making the house high-performance on all aspects. The result is a highly flexible envelope designed to be resilient to any climate and energy efficient in a way that traditional housing models are not.
Since 2012, WASP has been developing viable construction processes based on the principles of circular economy and digital fabrication. On the market since 2021, WASP produces 3D-printed houses in the most sustainable way. Crane WASP is the world’s first modular and multilevel 3D printer designed to collaboratively build singular and even more extensive architectural works.