The First 3D-Printed Hotel in the US

On 62 acres in Marfa, Texas, design firm BIG, 3D-printing startup Icon and veteran hotelier Liz Lambert are building the first 3D-printed hotel in the US. Situated alongside Lambert’s “nomadic hotel” and campground (called El Cosmico), the new extension will further transform the site—an innovative desert oasis featuring a sprawling infinity pool, cabanas and mesmerizing views. To build the hotel, Icon will use their signature construction system: a Vulcan printer and LavaCrete, a proprietary concrete mixture that dries in 15 minutes. The method produces homes more efficiently and sustainably than traditional methods while allowing for better curvilinear designs. Learn more about the hotel which is slated for an opening later in 2023 at Interesting Engineering.

Image courtesy of El Cosmico