Gallery: Dutch Architects to Build ‘Endless’ Möbius-Inspired House Usin...


Amsterdam-based Universe Architecture, led by its principal Janjaap Ruijssenaars, is preparing to build the world’s first 3D-printed house! Several 6×9-meter pieces will be printed out using a D-Shape 3D Printer and assembled to form a Möbius strip-shaped structure. The house, initially designed for the biennial Europan architecture competition, is expected to be completed sometime in 2014.

The house was designed in collaboration between Janjaap Ruijssenaars and mathematician and artist Rinus Roelofs, with the intention of creating a continuous movement through a residential space and out onto the surrounding landscape.

It was a house in Ireland,” said Ruijssenaars, explaining the origins of the design. “The location on the coast is so beautiful that we want the design to reflect the nature. Landscapes are endless and our question was whether we can design a home that has no beginning and no end.”

The architects intend to use one of the largest printers out there to fabricate 6×9-meter pieces which will then interlock to form the entire house. The fabrication process will begin by creating molds which will make up the structure’s frames out of mixture of sand and binding agent. Each frame which will then be filled with fiberglass and concrete and assembled to create a house that looks like a thing of light and air.

+ Universe Architecture

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  1. Rohan Bhatia December 25, 2014 at 1:08 am

    can you please tell me what is the scientific utility of the mobius shape?

  2. it January 27, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Very interesting images and technologies. The designing techniques are very nice to me. Thank very much the article poster.

  3. thalestris January 25, 2013 at 3:43 am

    \”The fabrication process will begin by creating molds which will make up the structure’s frames\” what is left to 3D printing if you use molds?

  4. niharn56 January 24, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    am still working on believing that if it is possible!!!…

  5. calebcrawford January 24, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Sexy images. Interesting technology. What is it made of? All glass walls in Ireland, though, I hope there is a solar farm somewhere on the property to heat it, otherwise the energy consumption will be excessive. It is essentially a remake of the Barcelona Pavilion. There must be some design development drawings out there; these renders are student quality work. Sometimes Inhabitat has really interesting finds, but sometimes I really question your judgment.

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