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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
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.
Via Archinect 
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/01/lh_1.jpg
 Universe Architecture: http://www.facebook.com/UniverseArchitecture
 3D-printed house: http://inhabitat.com/wikihouse-is-a-3d-printed-home-that-uses-zero-bolts-video/
 Möbius strip: http://inhabitat.com/sn%C3%B8hetta-unveils-mobius-strip-inspired-particle-accelerator/
 Europan: http://www.europan-europe.com/e11/en/home/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2013/01/420919_273892392680257_1414323979_n.jpg
 Landscapes: http://inhabitat.com/incredible-scenes-and-landscapes-made-entirely-from-recycled-blue-jeans/
 fabrication: http://inhabitat.com/desu-designs-inversion-bowl/
 fiberglass: http://inhabitat.com/lets-talk-about-insulation-baby/
 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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