3D Printed Mobius Strip House

3D Printed Mobius Strip House

Nancy Mitchell
Feb 11, 2013

Yes, you read that right. 3D printed. Mobius. Strip. House. The future is now.

If you were a nerdy kid like me, at some point you probably created a Mobius strip by taking a long strip of paper, twisting it, and then taping the ends together. It's a fascinating little shape, with only one side and no end, and if, say, you were a little person walking on the paper, you could traverse the entire length of the strip, covering both the front and the back of the original piece of paper, without ever encountering an edge.

With their Landscape House, Amsterdam-based Universe Architecture hopes to make it possible for you to do just that. The team, led by Janjaap Ruijssenaars, is planning to use one of the world's largest 3D printers to create a life-sized Mobius strip house. Molds for the structure will be 'printed', and then filled with fiberglass and concrete to create the building. They hope to have it ready for a biennial European architecture competition in 2014.

The pictures of the house are really fascinating: ceilings turn into floors and then back to ceilings again as you move endlessly along the strip. You can read more about the house (including how the architects plan to move people through the tricky kinks where the strip bends) at Gizmag.

(Images: Universe Architecture via Gizmag)

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