Dutch architects to build the first 3D printed canal house

Mar.9, 2013

While Dutch architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars from Universe Architecture in Amsterdam plans to print a one-piece “endless” building latest in year 2014, and Softkill Design, a London based design collective, is working on a second version of the 3D printed Protohouse, another Dutch studio, DUS Architects, is planning to build the first 3D-printed canal house in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam has been building new houses, the “Amsterdam canal belts”, around the city since year 1613, 400 years ago. The canal houses are a symbol of Amsterdam, representing the history of the ‘Golden Age’. Now 400 years later, DUS Architects will make the first canal house at the ‘Northern Canal Belt’ of the city with help of 3D printing technology.

The canal house is a place for education and co-creation. It will be 3D-printed entirely. DUS Architects will work with KamerMaker, the world’s first large-scale movable 3D printer, or 3D printing pavilion. The design of each building component will be first 3D printd on a “small” 3D printer, at a scale of 1:20. When the design is optimal, the KamerMaker will then print out each room in one piece.

Read more: 3ders.org – Dutch architects to build the first 3D printed canal house | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News.

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