Dutch firm to create 3D printed house by 2014

3D printing has been gathering more and more pace as the months go by. While this technology is very exciting and promising, it hasn’t delivered large scale projects, until now. A Dutch firm will be attempting to use the technology to print an entire house.

For many people it sounds like the firm, Universe Architecture, is chasing a pipe dream. But the firm who has joined forces with Enrico Dini  the developer of the D-Shape printer, which will be used in the project. The designers, Dini and artist Rinus Roelofs, say that they will be creating 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 says that this process  will take a year and half to be built, which will then 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)

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