3D printed canal house open end of 2013

by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-05-17 08:50:41 UTC
Sustainability Aspects: 3-D printing is the method to optimize structures on material efficiency. No waste of materials in the process, the products are made without tools based on 3D computer modules.

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3D-printed canal house

DUS architects got the go-ahead for the construction of the world’s first printed Amsterdam canal house. The project will be built, layer by layer, in the expanding Amsterdam Noord area, and should be open before the end of the year as a center to show and share 3D printing technology in housing.

The printed house is a collaboration between the architects and various construction experts, foundations and municipal parties, the 3D printed house is an unusual eye-catcher for a number of reasons. The consortium signed a memorandum of understanding on April 17th to celebrate the official start of the project.

The house combines age-old techniques and design with truly cutting edge fabrication and construction methods. This year Amsterdam is celebrating the 400th anniversary of the ‘grachtengordel’ or canal belt, the monumental ring of stately canals and canal houses in the city centre. Designed both to expand the city and demonstrate innovation, DUS’s idea kick-starts the new ring to the north of the IJ river, a historical border between north and south.

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Product: Housing
Designer: DUS architects
Manufacturer: DUS architects
Category: 3D printing
Websites: www.dusarchitects.com


3D-printed canal house
3D-printed canal house
by DUS Architects

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