14 Feb '13, 8am

Dutch architect to build 3D-printed house | | PropertyGuru

Using the world's largest 3D printer, Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars of Universe Architecture in Amsterdam plans to print a building resembling a giant Mobius strip with a floor space of about 11,840 sq ft. Ruijssenaars said the building “will have parts usually made from a concrete-like material printed using broken up rocks and an emulsion binding, while steel and glass will provide the facade". Designed by the Italian Enrico Dini, the printer can print objects by up to 6m by 6m. According to Ruijssenaars, the technology turned out to be the most appropriate medium for the project which has the essence of a continuous landscape. “With a 3D printer, even a small model, we can make the whole structure from bottom to top without anyone seeing where it begins or ends,” he noted. Meanwhile, a Brazilian national park has shown interest in the building, which could be dev...

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