Since the discovery of the mobius strip in 1858 by German mathematicians Johann Benedict Listing and August Ferdinand Mobius architects have been fascinated with the idea of an endless house. The Europan Europe competition of Janjaap Ruijssenaars with mathematician and artist Rinus Roelofs is the latest attempt. The construction of this particular building using 3D printing, creating 6m by 9m panels using a D-Shape machine is planned for 2014.
Landscape House by Universe Architecture
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‘One surface folded in an endless möbius band. Floors transform into ceilings, the inside into outside. A production with innovative 3D printing techniques. Architecture of continuity with an endless array of applicability.
A Story of borderlessness.
Can building be nature?
When outside and inside merge.
There’s no end and no beginning.
…Printing, from art to architecture.
Production Landscape House by Dutch contractor icw D –Shape.’
Text by Universe Architecture
ARCHITECT: Universe Architecture / Janjaap Ruijssenaars, Freddy Koelemeijer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. DESCRIPTION: residential. STATUS: Design Phase. AREA: 1167 sqm. TECHNICAL DRAWINGS: Pieter Hoogendoorn. 3D RENDERINGS: Marko Koops. SOFTWARE RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT: Rinus Roelofs. ENGINEERING: Arup A´dam and Bollinger + Grohmann, Germany. PRODUCTION 3D CONCRETE PRINTING: Enrico Dini, Italy. DATE: 2013. No part of this web site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of Morfae and the copyright owner.