Bookings begin in 2023 for the 100-unit community coded by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
GEORGETOWN, TX, November 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Lennar, one of the nation’s leading homebuilders, and ICON, a building technology company pioneering large-scale 3D printing, today announced that building the largest community of 3D printed houses is underway and reservations will begin in 2023.
Located north of Austin in the town of from George Town Planned community of Wolf Ranch by Hillwood Communities, a Perot Company, the 100 Home Community combines innovative robotics, software and cutting-edge materials to create state-of-the-art, environmentally sustainable and globally remarkable homes. architectural blueprint. Each Lennar home at Wolf Ranch is co-designed by renowned architectural firm BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group. Prices are expected to start from mid-$400,000s.
“We are very excited to partner with ICON and BIG to create a one-of-a-kind printed home community that combines innovative designs with durable functionality at an affordable price,” said Stuart Miller, executive chairman of Lennar. “Given the persistent housing shortage across the country, it has never been more important to innovate in order to find new construction methods that will allow greater design flexibility and greater production at affordable prices. affordable.”
Contemporary mix Texas Ranch-style aesthetics, the 3D printed home community features high architectural and energy-efficient designs that highlight the benefits of resilience and sustainability with the digital possibilities of additive construction. Delivered quickly and at scale using a fleet of ICON’s Vulcan robotic building systems, advanced software and materials, each home’s complete wall system – including interior and exterior walls – is produced with less waste and with more design freedom.
“For the first time in the history of the world, we are witnessing here a fleet of robots building an entire community of houses. And not just any houses, better houses in every way…better design, more great strength, increased energy performance and comfort, and increased resilience,” said Jason Ballard, co-founder and CEO, ICON. “In the future, I believe robots and drones will build entire neighborhoods, cities, and towns, and we will look to the Wolf Ranch community of Lennar as where large-scale robotic construction began. We have still a long way to go, but I believe this marks a very exciting and hopeful turning point in how we address housing issues around the world.”
Construction at Wolf Ranch deepens a relationship that began with Lennar’s investment in AustinICON’s Series B funding round offers a promising path to another method of delivering technology-driven homes that meet growing demand in desirable communities. In addition to state-of-the-art homes, Lennar homeowners at Wolf Ranch can enjoy all the amenities offered in the tree-covered hills – including pools, recreational trails and parks easily accessible from downtown. georgetown and a short drive Austin.
Lennar investments are facilitated by LENX, which is driving a focused strategy within Lennar to integrate technology solutions into the homebuilding industry. With a clearly defined strategy of investing in technology companies directly adjacent to Lennar’s core residential construction business and a disciplined investment process, LENX provides hands-on mentorship and guidance from senior leaders of Lennar’s management team and a unique opportunity to deliver products and technology to Lennar’s customers, enabling portfolio companies to grow at an unprecedented rate .
The community will offer eight stunning floor plans with 24 unique elevations ranging from 1,574 to 2,112 square feet of thoughtful living space. The homes will offer three to four bedrooms and two to three bathrooms. All homes will be powered by the sun with rooftop solar panels and will include components from Lennar’s Connected Home Package, including a Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Deadbolt, and Honeywell Home T6 Pro WiFi Smart Thermostat . Additionally, each home will be equipped with the Wolf Ranch Security Pack.
“We are thrilled to welcome Lennar and ICON’s cutting-edge home building technology to georgetown“, georgetown Mayor Josh Schröder said. “The georgetown community is proud to honor our past and innovate for our future, and we look forward to seeing the future built right here. »
Hillwood Communities is honored that ICON and Lennar have chosen Wolf Ranch to launch this exciting initiative and we look forward to the positive impact it will bring to the homebuilding industry,” said Fred Balda, President of Hillwood Communities. “This innovative approach aligns with Hillwood’s long history of elevated design and the thoughtful development approach we take to provide a higher standard of living for residents in our communities.”
Reservations begin in 2023. Interested homebuyers can join the list of interest by clicking here.
About Lennar Corporation
Lennar Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the nation’s leading builders of quality homes for all generations. Lennar builds affordable, premium, active adult homes primarily under the Lennar brand. Lennar’s Financial Services segment provides mortgage financing, title and closing services primarily to purchasers of Lennar homes and, through LMF Commercial, issues mortgage loans secured primarily by commercial real estate properties in the whole United States. Lennar’s multi-family segment is a nationwide developer of high-quality multi-family rental properties. LENX is the driver of Lennar’s technology, innovation and strategic investments. For more information about Lennar, please visit www.lennar.com.
About the icon
ICON develops advanced building technologies that advance humanity. Using proprietary 3D printing robotics, advanced software and materials, ICON is changing the paradigm for home building on Earth and beyond. For more information, visit www.iconbuild.com or follow the conversation on instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube (@ICON3DTech).
About BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group is a Copenhagen, New York, London, Barcelonaand shenzhengroup of architects, designers, urban planners, landscape professionals, interior and product designers, researchers and inventors. Led by Bjarke Ingels, the studio is currently involved in projects across EuropeAmericas, Asiaand the Middle East. BIG’s architecture emerges from a careful analysis of how contemporary living is constantly evolving and changing. BIG believes that by striking the fertile overlap between pragmatics and utopia, architects can find the freedom to change the surface of our planet, to better suit contemporary life forms.
Hillwood, a Perot Company, is a leading commercial and residential real estate developer, investor and property advisor in North America and Europe. Through its Communities division, Hillwood has delivered more than 40,000 single-family lots in more than 100 planned communities in 13 states and Costa Rica. These communities continue to raise the bar in terms of quality, innovation and the unmistakable sense of community that sets each property apart. Before laying the physical foundations of any new residential development, Hillwood Communities takes the time to focus on the ideals that bring people together – and the everyday interactions that strengthen those bonds. By deliberately designing its walkways, gathering spaces and structural amenities to spark spontaneous encounters and foster common interests, Hillwood Communities believes in the power of community. For more information, please visit http://www.hillwoodcommunities.com.
About City of George Town
georgetown is a welcoming and vibrant city that has been ranked #1 in Southern Living Magazine’s “Best Cities to Live in the South” and is home to “the most beautiful town square in Texas.” georgetown has a rich history, with Victorian storefronts and a cultural district with a wide selection of restaurants, wineries, shops, art galleries, theaters and museums, as well as southwestern universitytied for No. 1 National Liberal Arts College in Texas in the latest US News & World Report ranking. Outdoor recreation includes 40 parks, 26 km of hiking and biking trails, and Lake Georgetown. georgetown is the fastest growing city in the United States with a population of over 50,000.
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