Dutchman out to make the first 3D printed house

Dutchman out to make the first 3D printed house

3D printing offers all sorts of possibilities for creating things, from body parts to guns and even houses. And according to a 3D printing news site, Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars from Universe Architecture has come up with a one-piece building to be constructed using a 3D printer. 

Originally developed for design competition Europan, the Landscape House would be printed in pieces and then assembled, hopefully in 2014.

Ruijssenaars will work with Italian inventor Enrico Dini, founder of the D-Shape 3D printer, to do so. Apparently, it may be capable of printing a two-story building using layers of sand and an inorganic binder, which could then be strengthened with reinforced concrete.

"It will be the first 3D printed building in the world. I hope it can be opened to the public when it's finished."

Idealog has been covering the most interesting people, businesses and issues from the fields of innovation, design, technology and urban development for over 12 years. And we're asking for your support so we can keep telling those stories, inspire more entrepreneurs to start their own businesses and keep pushing New Zealand forward. Give over $5 a month and you will not only be supporting New Zealand innovation, but you’ll also receive a print subscription and a copy of the new book by David Downs and Dr. Michelle Dickinson, No. 8 Recharged (while stocks last).