Will there be high demand for this type of housing?
The demand for this type of housing already exists. We are receiveing requests from many parts of the world. International estimates foresee that the demand for affordable and adequate housing will grow exponentially for the over 4 billion people that live with less than $3,000 a year. The majority of them will not be able to spend more than 10% of their yearly earnings toward their housing needs. To meet this demand, the UN estimate that, over the next 15 years, there will be an average daily requirement of 100,000 new housing units. Furthermore, along with this impelling necessity, the growing population will need to fulfill its alimentary needs even in areas of the planet that are affected by extreme climates or that are subjected to socio-economic stresses.
WASProject feels it is unimaginable to pursue this objective through an unbalanced approach that seeks to exploit the planet rather than through frugal and flexible planning, taking into consideration the entire social context. The heart and mind can rely on 3D printing technology to meet these primary human needs through a sustanible development model.