Janjaap Ruijssenaars of Dutch firm Universe Architecture is in the midst of creating the world’s first 3D printed building in collaboration with Italian inventor Enrico Dini, founder of the D-Shape 3D printer.
Ruijssenaars hopes that the building will be completed in 2014. The plan is to print out the entire building in 6×9 meter chunks of frame, made of sand and inorganic binder. After that, they will fit all the pieces together and fill the frame with fiber-reinforced concrete.
The final product will be a two-story building. Ruijssenaars describes the project, “One surface folded in an endless möbius band. Floors transform into ceilings, inside into outside. Production with innovative 3D printing techniques. Architecture of continuity with an endless array of applicability.” [3ders]