Marfa, Texas Is Now Home to a 3-D-Printed Hotel—and Neighborhood

The country’s first 3-D printed hotel is coming to West Texas, and with it, an entire neighborhood of 3-D printed homes. Last year, local hotelier Liz Lambert announced that her famous desert campground in Marfa, El Cosmico, would be reimagined as a visionary 62-acre development created with 3-D printing technology. Robb Report has gotten a first look into the highly anticipated residential project, including never-before-seen renderings of the so-called Sunday Homes dwellings, in addition to the property’s bathhouse amenities.

“This evolution of El Cosmico is something I have been working toward for years,” Lambert tells Robb Report. “I always wanted to offer a fuller universe in terms of the El Cosmico experience—a pool, bathhouse, hammam, restaurant, and more space for workshops and activities. And now that dream is becoming a reality on an incredible 60-acre plot of land on the edge of town.”

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Communal spaces are clustered at the heart of the curvilinear homes.

Lambert partnered with architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Austin-based 3-D printing company Icon to design the 37-home community. Set to break ground this year, pricing for the residences starts in the upper $900,000s. Sales launched in early January and are being handled by Douglas Elliman’s Emily Waldmann and Megan Gallagher. In terms of the layout, the abodes will be offered in three different cloud-like floor plans comprising two, three, or four bedrooms and ranging from 1,587 square feet to 2,601 square feet in size. 
The silo-inspired structures will mimic the tones of the surrounding landscape and overlook the scenic David Mountains. Think lots of organic shapes and lavacrete walls, a cement-based mixture that Icon created. The homes will also be equipped with outdoor living areas, including a back deck, a shower, a fire pit, and a plunge pool.

“The Sunday Homes represent something new and exciting for me—I’ve never designed homes for other people,” Lambert adds. “The things we can do with 3D technology are completely revolutionary from a design perspective. There’s a beautiful organic quality to the material used to print the homes that gives the sense that they have arisen magically from the earth beneath them. They are unlike anything I’ve ever seen, and I’m really proud of what we’ve created.”

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The walls are made from lavacrete to create a temperature-controlled environment.

Additionally, the property will offer an open-air bathhouse as one of its perks. The focus here is a physical but also spiritual approach to health and wellness. The bathhouse will sport everything from a Hammam (steam room) and sauna to a cold plunge, hot tubs, treatment yurts, and what’s being dubbed a “reset” room where residents can rest and relax. Buyers will also enjoy a new bar and restaurant, a communal kitchen, and a circular infinity pool.

“The Sunday Homes offer a chance for people to dive a bit deeper into the El Cosmico ethos and community, a chance to stay for a while to really let the majesty of Marfa sink in,” Lambert explains. “There’s nothing like spending the evening sitting around a campfire under a vast canopy of stars and then taking a few steps home to bed.”

Click here to see more photos of the Sunday Homes at El Cosmico.  

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