January 28, 2013 15:26
Dutch architect designed house "without beginning or end," which will be built using the world's largest 3D printer. Perhaps the technology will be used to print at home on the moon.
39-year-Dzhaniapr Rudzhissenaars, from the University of Architecture in Amsterdam, plans to print a tape-like building with an area of about 1,100 square meters, with a huge D-Shape printer. Printer, designed by Italian designer Enrico Dini can print blocks, an area of six square meters with a minimum thickness of 5-10 mm.
The architect said that the building would become a home or a museum. Those parts of buildings, which are usually made of concrete, it plans to print on the 3D-printer, and the facade will be normal steel and glass.
"Our goal — to create the first printing house. Of these printers have created a work of art and weapons, but no one has created something of what one could live, "- he said.
The man said that initially he did not plan to print a building, but it was the most appropriate solution, "We have begun to question whether the building will not spoil the landscape, or, at least, not much to change it? We estimate that the essence of the landscape in that it has no beginning or end, so what — it's continuous. "
Mobius has a striking resemblance to the art of another Dutchman, a designer and illustrator of Escher.
"In this project, he was definitely a source of inspiration, I would like to say that it is — the king of Mobius strip" — said Dzhaniapr.
When you try to create a small model of a building architect realized that whatever material he used, from paper to lead, you must create a band, and then bend it to get the tape strip.
"But on the 3D-printer, we were able to create a model of a building from the bottom so that you can not see where he started and where it ends. Working with the Dutch mathematician and artist, we created it all on the computer, "- he said.
Brazilian National Park has expressed interest in the building, the construction of which will cost four million euros. The architect also said that the project can be implemented as a private home in the United States. Implementation of the project will take about 18 months.