Architect plans to build world’s first 3D printed building in 2014

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3D printing has evolved in the last few years and designers have already started placing their bets on a new generation of products that will not be made using conventional manufacturing techniques but will be printed using environmentally friendly materials in just a fraction of the time. Researchers over at MIT have also been working on ways to print the entire frame of a home in just one day and to take the technology a step forward, architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars of Universe Architecture has now announced plan to build the world’s first 3D-printed building, which is scheduled to arrive in 2014.

TechCrunch reports that as part of the Europan competition, the architect has teamed up with Italian inventor Enrico Dini, the founder of the D-Shape 3D printer. The plan is simple, all the team has to do is to print out 6 x 9 pieces of the frame of the house using sand and a binder, after which they’ll fill in the frame with reinforced concrete creating a two-story building.

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