Canada’s First 3D Printed House is Inspired By the Fibonacci Sequence
The Netherlands-based construction company Twente Additive Manufacturing has built a 3D-printed house in Canada with a design inspired by the Fibonacci sequence. The Fibonacci sequence was discovered by the Italian mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci and is one of the most famous formulas in mathematics. It was used prominently in Renaissance architecture. The company’s 3D printed house takes the form of a curving, curvilinear structure that transforms into a spiral that connects the apartment to its natural world.
The company wanted to create a home that would join the environment rather than control it. The house was printed off-site with a Laticrete M68 3D printing mortar and made with thermal insulation that allows for a comfortable living situation within the structure. Columns and shear walls hold outside outside. “When designing our first printed building, we wanted to pay homage to the beauty of nature,” writes Twente Additive Manufacturing about the house. The company also wanted to demonstrate the flexibility and possibilities of additive manufacturing methods.
A mezzanine floor provides additional space for an otherwise compact concrete house. Take a closer look at Twente Additive Manufacturing’s Fibonacci house in the video below.
Also, check out the company’s clip of how the off-site homes are being built in their new locations.
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