A Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars is planning to build a two-story “Landscape House” built entirely from a 3D printer. The image below is a render of what the final building is expected to look like. As the technology becomes faster and more commonplace, 3D printing has come a long way!!!
The structure made by Dutch studio Universe Architecture is two-stories and is laid out in a figure-eight shape. Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars describes it on his Web site as “one surface folded in an endless mobius band,” where “floors transform into ceilings, inside into outside.”
He is working with large-scale 3D printing expert Enrico Dini of the the D-Shape. D-Shape is a new robotic building system using new materials to create superior stone-like structures. D-Shape is a new building technology which will revolutionize the way architectural design is planned, and building constructions are executed.
The “Landscape House” will be the 1st 3D-printed building and is estimated to cost 4-5 million euros (£3.3- £4.2m), according to the BBC.
According to Deborah Netburn, The Landscape House will be printed in chunks 6 meters by 9 meters (about 20 feet by 30 feet). Each structure will be built from the bottom up, in a series of 5 mm layers of sand deposit. When the building is done, workers will brush away the loose sand to reveal the bonded sand structure underneath.
“The binder transforms any kind of sand into a marble-like material (i.e. a mineral with microcrystalline characteristics) and with a resistance and traction much superior to Portland Cement, so much so that there is no need to use iron to reinforce the structure,” says D-Shape.
“This artificial marble is indistinguishable from real marble and chemically it is one hundred percent environmentally friendly.”
“One surface folded in an endless möbius band,” says architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars. “Floors transform into ceilings, inside into outside.”