Dutch architect reveals 6.5-foot-long 3D printer for ‘endless’ Mbius house

June 10, 2016 by  
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Back in 2013, Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars of Universe Architecture revealed an ambitious goal : to 3D-print a house in the shape of a Möbius strip . Ruijssenaars has taken another step towards transforming that vision into reality, recently revealing the 3D-printer he will use to create the ‘endless’ Landscape House . As a result of using the 3D-printer instead of other construction techniques, the house will reportedly be more environmentally friendly. Ruijssenaars said of his building’s design , “Planet Earth doesn’t have a beginning or an ending and we were looking for a shape that has the same quality.” He settled on a Möbius strip to fulfill his vision for a house without beginning or end. Mathematician Rinus Roelofs helped with the design. Related: WATG unveils plans for the world’s first freeform 3D-printed house Now the team has unveiled the 6.5-foot 3D-printer invented by Enrico Dini to fabricate Landscape House. The D-Shape printer can print squares that are close to 20-feet by 20-feet . Universe Architecture teamed up with construction company BAM to test the printer in an Amsterdam warehouse. Rutgerr Sypkens of BAM told AFP the 3D printer should allow them to print faster and should make less mistakes as well. He said the printer will allow the house to be more “environmentally friendly” because it will utilize less materials than standard construction. Ruijssenaars said, “It’s just like a normal printer. But instead of putting ink onto paper, we are putting a liquid onto sand which solidifies wherever the liquid has been spread.” Ruijssenaars 3D-printed a bench shaped like the future Landscape House; it was installed in Amsterdam earlier this year. The scale of the bench is one fifteenth of what the future structure will be. If all goes according to plan, the Landscape House will comprise 12,000 square feet. Universe Architecture hopes the building will be used to house sculptures or other artwork. They aim to launch the house as an expo space in Amsterdam in 2017. Via Inverse and Phys.org Images via Universe Architecture Facebook

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Flexible Tetris House can expand and shrink thanks to a simple system of modular blocks

December 3, 2015 by  
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The Tetris House project aims to create maximum flexibility for developers building housing units. Elements can rotate of find their optimal position within specific configurations. Steel modular structure and Meccano-like facade allow the residents to add more space to their living spaces. Thanks to its versatility, the project can be licensed to developers who are looking to give their future residents the power of choice. Related: Tetris-Like Micro House Can be Stacked to Form Expanded Housing Suites The studio plans to realize the first project based on the Tetris House in the Netherlands . For this project, Dutch firm i29 joined the team as interior designers and have created designs which combine spatial efficiency and luxury. Universe Architecture are currently looking to expand production to different countries. + Tetris House + Universe Architecture + i29

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DUS Architects Unveils Plans to 3D Print an Entire House in Amsterdam

March 12, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of DUS Architects Unveils Plans to 3D Print an Entire House in Amsterdam Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d Printed canal house , 3d-printed architecture , dus architects , eco design , green design , KamerMaker , Softkill Design , sustainable design , Universe Architecture

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

January 21, 2013 by  
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Amsterdam-based Universe Architecture , led by its principal Janjaap Ruijssenaars, is preparing to build their first 3D-printed house , reported to be the largest of its kind. Several 6×9-meter pieces will be printed out on the 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. Read the rest of Dutch Architects to Build ‘Endless’ Möbius-Inspired House Using Giant 3D Printer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printed house , 3d printer , 3D printing , 3d Technology , 3d-printed architecture , D-Shape 3D Printer , endless house , Europan competition , green technology , Janjaap Ruijssenaars , Möbius strip house , Rinus Roelofs , Universe Architecture

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EXCLUSIVE Photos of the World’s Largest Concentrated Solar Power Plant

January 21, 2013 by  
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