3D printer to build house in Amsterdam

By Posted 22 Jan 2013, 01:39

A Dutch architect known as Janjaap Ruijssenaars is aiming to build an ‘endless’ house with a 3D printer that shows one surface folded in the same vein as the endless möbius band, in which ceilings and floors transform into each other along with the inside and out. His intentions are to print out the project called Landscape House by 2014 at the latest.

Those not familiar with the Möbius strip – it is a simple way of connecting a strip of paper together in such a way that if an ant were to walk the surface, it would be able to return to the same spot having walked along the length of the strip without ever crossing an edge. Ruijssenaars with the help of mathematician and artist Rinus Roelofs, also from the Universe Architecture in Amsterdam, are aiming to develop this home with the use of 3D printing technology.

Their intentions are to print the building in pieces first and then attach them together to make the endless finished article, which according to a report on 3ders.org will take about a year and a half to finish. The plan is to print every piece in sizes of 6 x 9 meters, and this will be done with the use of D-Shape, a 3D printer designed by Italian inventor Enrico Dini.

This will be the first 3D printed house in the world and the landscape house is developed for joining Europan, which is the European competition for young spatial designers with great ideas. The landscape house is said to be a landscape in the landscape, so we are intrigued what would keep the ceiling from collapsing or is it the floor? Alternatively, you could have a running track through the middle and run miles around the house.

We have also added a video below giving further information.

3D printer to build house in Amsterdam