VIDEO: From Painted Caves to 3D-Printed Houses, Watch How Housing Has Changed Throughout History

Posted On Thu, June 11, 2015 By

Posted On Thu, June 11, 2015 By In History, Video

With 3D printing taking hold as the hottest new building trend, it’s worth taking a look back at how far humans have come in the realm of home construction. Over 16,000 years ago, mammoth-bone houses were the biggest thing in architecture, and that was only a step up from painted caves. These and other home construction milestones are highlighted in a short animated video by the Atlantic called “Home Is Where the Hearth Is: A Brief History.” The astutely named video demonstrates how housing has changed from prehistoric times to the present.

The video covers over 25,000 years in a little over two minutes and includes home architecture styles from all over world. The most profound aspect of this video, aside from the Austin Powers-like music, is the noticeable shift from resourceful dwellings such as painted caves and animal hides to the comparatively elaborate Domus style abodes that arose around 500 BC.

[Via The Atlantic]





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