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

3D printed mobius strip home by universe architecture

‘landscape house’ by universe architectureimage © marko koopsall 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 layerupon layer of sand held together with a bonding agent. fiberglass and reinforced concrete elements will be added on afterwards for additional reinforcementand 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 printedproject to date.



a continuous space image © marko koops



bending detailimage © marko koops



image © marko koops



image © marko koops



floor plan / level 0



floor plan / level 1



floor plan / level -1






section perspective

  • take it to the next level and the level beyond that outside of the box into hyperdrive
    this is simplistic… student 101
    push the boundaries !!!!

    Paedra says:
  • will be interesting to see the completed project – lots of details to be resolved, the execution will define the success

    dbkii says:
  • A clear example where function plays no role in design. I think it’d be a better business office space than a home.

    LincolnHo says:
  • skatepark?

    sw says:
  • As a home, this seems over the top. As a concept, it’s great — it should stay just that. I hope it never actually gets built. What portion of the population could possibly afford or desire to maintain such a ridiculous place.

    Kim says:
  • What an exciting project!

    I’m truly amazed by the architect’s vision and creativity. Imagine what it would be like to participate in such a creative environment. I really want to use this opportunity to say THANK YOU! As a young architect student projects like this really gives you that little push to go that extra mile and think outside the box!
    Again; Thank You!

    -Best Regards Are

    Are Hagen says:
  • Superbe projet ! Bravo.
    It’ll be very interesting to see the progress of this project. (Just the budget seems to be a minimum)
    A enthusiastic grandfather. SIL, Switzerland

    Silvio says:

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