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Dutch Architects to Build ‘Endless’ Möbius-Inspired House Using Giant 3D Printer

Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On January 21, 2013 @ 5:20 pm In Architecture,gallery,green technology | 4 Comments

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Amsterdam-based Universe Architecture [2], led by its principal Janjaap Ruijssenaars, is preparing to build the world’s first 3D-printed house [3]! Several 6×9-meter pieces will be printed out using a D-Shape 3D Printer and assembled to form a Möbius strip [4]-shaped structure. The house, initially designed for the biennial Europan [5] architecture competition, is expected to be completed sometime in 2014.

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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 [7] 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 [8] 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 [9] and concrete and assembled to create a house that looks like a thing of light and air.

+ Universe Architecture [2]

Via Archinect [10]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/01/lh_1.jpg

[2] Universe Architecture: http://www.facebook.com/UniverseArchitecture

[3] 3D-printed house: http://inhabitat.com/wikihouse-is-a-3d-printed-home-that-uses-zero-bolts-video/

[4] Möbius strip: http://inhabitat.com/sn%C3%B8hetta-unveils-mobius-strip-inspired-particle-accelerator/

[5] Europan: http://www.europan-europe.com/e11/en/home/

[6] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/01/420919_273892392680257_1414323979_n.jpg

[7] Landscapes: http://inhabitat.com/incredible-scenes-and-landscapes-made-entirely-from-recycled-blue-jeans/

[8] fabrication: http://inhabitat.com/desu-designs-inversion-bowl/

[9] fiberglass: http://inhabitat.com/lets-talk-about-insulation-baby/

[10] Archinect: http://archinect.com/news/article/65768578/architect-aims-to-build-endless-house-using-3d-printer?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+archinect+%28Archinect.com+Feed%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

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