Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars wants to build a 3D-printed building. His ambitious project, called Landscape House, is a two-story building that is laid out in a figure eight shape. Explaining his surreal project, Ruijssenaars writes, “One surface folded in an endless Mobius band. Floors transform into ceilings, inside into outside. Landscape flows through and under the house. Architecture of continuity with an endless array of applicability.”
To make that possible, he’s planning to use Enrico Dini’s D-Shape large-scale 3D printer. The D-Shape claims to be the mega scale free-form printer of buildings using a technology to create a marble-like material that is reportedly stronger than cement. The Landscape House will be printed in 6 x 9 meter sections, around 20 feet by 30 feet and it is expected to be finished next year. Ruijssenaars estimates that the cost of the said project will amount to 4 or 5 million euros, around $5 million to $6 million. “3D printing is amazing. You can print what you want – it’s a more direct way of constructing,” he adds.