Dutch architect plans to ‘print’ a house

3D printed Landscape House

Universe Architecture, a Dutch architecture studio, is planning to build a house with a 3D printer for the first time.

“Landscape House” – pictured above – will be printed in sections measuring 6 x 9 meters using a massive 3D printer called D-Shape.

“Designed by Italian inventor Enrico Dini, the D-Shape is potentially capable of printing a two story building using thin layers of sand and an inorganic binder to build up its constructions,” printing website 3ders.org explains.

The Dutch architect behind the project, 39-year-old Janjaap Ruijssenaars, says he hopes the world’s first 3D printed building will be completed sometime next year.

The idea behind 3D printing is that it allows for architecture that is more unique in form – like the twisting Landscape House. The below video, which is nearly three-years old, explores the concept while it was still being researched at Loughborough University in the UK.