3D printed mobius strip home by universe architecture
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jan 24, 2013
3D printed mobius strip home by universe architecture


‘landscape house’ by universe architecture
image © marko koops
all images courtesy of universe architecture

 

 

3D printing technology is making its way into everyday life, revolutionizing our lives at almost every scale. it’s only natural then, that it be applied to
the construction of entire houses. the ‘landscape house’ by dutch practice universe architecture is essentially a 10,500 square-foot inhabitable mobius
strip that, quite literally, erases the distinction between the exterior and interior, as walls bend into ceilings which curve into floors and bend into a roof.
in the words of the architects, it is an ‘architecture of continuity with an endless array of applicability.’ concept aside, the construction of the dwelling will
rely solely on the technologies developed by designer rinus rowlofs. the residence will be printed in 20 to 30-foot sections from the ground up with layer
upon layer of sand held together with a bonding agent. fiberglass and reinforced concrete elements will be added on afterwards for additional reinforcement
and maximum durability. the project is expected for completion in 2014, costing at an estimated 5 to 6 million dollars for what will be the largest 3D printed
project to date.

 

 


a continuous space
image © marko koops

 

 


bending detail
image © marko koops

 

 


image © marko koops

 

 


image © marko koops

 

 


floor plan / level 0

 

 


floor plan / level 1

 

 


floor plan / level -1

 

 


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