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Dutch architect to build first 3D printed building

By Design Engineering Staff   

General 3D printing

“Endless” Landscape House to see completion by 2014.

Dutch architect, Janjaap Ruijssenaars of Amsterdam recently unveiled his plans for a mobius strip-shaped structure that he hopes will become the first 3D printed building.

The plans call for Ruijssenaars’ Landscape House to be printed in 6 x 9 meter sections using Monolite UK Ltd’s D-Shape technology and then assembled into the completed structure.

Created by Italian inventor Enrico Dini, the D-Shape is touted as the world’s largest 3D printer and is potentially capable of printing two-story buildings using thin layers of sand and an inorganic binder.

At this point, the project is still in the planning stages but Ruijssenaars hopes the building will see completion by the end of 2014.



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