According to a United Nations report published in 2017, nearly 5 billion people are expected to live in cities by 2030. Governments are faced with substantial challenges related to housing solutions.

Seeking to provide affordable housing, TECLA is a new circular housing model that is created using entirely reusable, recyclable materials taken from the local terrain. It is a prototype for a 3D-printed habitat. The model was named after an imaginary city described by Italo Calvino in The Invisible Cities as a "continuous urban evolution". 

"Of the building, 80 per cent is biodegradable (the envelope and some internal pieces of furniture), 10 per cent is recyclable and 5 ...






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