Dutch architect plans world's first 3-D-printed building

London, Jan 22 (ANI): An architect from Holland has revealed his plans to build 3D print buildings inspired by the Earth's landscape.

Janjaap Ruijssenaars hopes to create the buildings, which he estimates will cost 4-5 million euros, all around the world, the BBC reported.

The buildings are designed to resemble a giant mobius strip - a continuous loop with only one side.

Mr Ruijssenaars, who is working with large-scale 3D printing expert Enrico Dini on the project, said that museums, visitor centres and private individuals have already expressed interest in his plan.

Mr Dini's industrial sized 3D printer uses sand and a special binding agent to create a 'marble like material' stronger than cement, according to his company's website.

However, Mr Ruijssenaars said that the 1,000-sq-m buildings would still require concrete reinforcements.

He added that the first landscape house should be in position by 2014 and also expressed interest in constructing one per country. (ANI)


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