Dutch Firm To Create 3D Printed House
3D printing seems to be gathering more and more pace as the months go by. What this year holds in store for this technology, we can but speculate. But one thing that you can be sure of happening, or at least being attempted, is Dutch design company Universe Architecture building a house using a 3D printer.
It sounds like the stuff of pipe dreams, but the designers aim to create the house section by section using the giant D-Shape printer with the resulting structure resembling a Möbius band, looping round from one end to the other. The group will join forces with Enrico Dini, the man who developed the D-Shape printer, along with artist Rinus Roelofs, in what they’re saying will be a year and a half build, to be completed in 2014.
The Landscape House, as it’s called, will be printed out in 6 × 9 meter pieces and 3ders reports that Dini has suggested printing out the form of the house only, then filling it with fiber reinforced concrete to ensure it’ll be strong enough.
Images: Universe Architecture
If you’re a newbie to the idea of 3D printing, you can watch our introductory documentary on the technology, below.
[via Beyond the Beyond]