New 3D-printed desert hotel planned for Marfa in West Texas

Photo of Sana Ameer

A 3-D printed room at the El Cosmico, featuring a raised bed platform, skylight, all built to match the hotel's high-desert surroundings. 

Three-dimensional printed room at El Cosmico. Features include a skylight and raised bed platform. 


West Texas will be the home of a new collection 3D printed desert hotels.

The popular hotel campground El Cosmico is being renovated to become a 62-acre parcel of land featuring 3D printed dome-like structures by ICON.

A rendering of the future project shows structures that match the desert landscape and feature curved shapes “to explore the interconnection between art, nature, and hospitality,” the project said.

This new property will include a variety of 3D buildings, such as spas or pool cabanas.

It is expected that the project will break ground in 2024. Marfa’s growing population will benefit from 3D-printed affordable housing. In Austin, Texas, the team has also partnered with the Long Center for the Performing Arts for the creation of the first 3D Printed Performance Pavilion.