Janjaap Ruijssenaars

Synopsis presentation:

The Landscape House came into being by asking a fundamental question: Can building be like Landscape?
It can if the building is continuous, without beginning or ending, like planet earth.
The presentation by Janjaap Ruijssenaars will chronologically show the process that followed to find the answer to that.
A new construction technique, that of 3D printing, proved to be the most elegant and appropriate in constructing Landscape House.

Curriculum Vitae

Janjaap Ruijssenaars is a well known young Dutch architect who cracked the code of innovation.  Janjaap was educated at Western State College of Colorado USA, Universidad Polytecnica Barcelona Spain, and TU Delft Netherlands. After graduating as an architect he founded Universe Architecture and found a recipe for discovery that works for all projects:

Recipe for discovery:


Floating Bed: World premiere and elected Best Invention by TIME Magazine and used in Hollywood film "Arthur" with Russell Brand and Helen Mirren. First piece of furniture that seems to fall up instead of down due to magnetism.
TIME Magazine: "Your eyes do not deceive you: that sleek slab levitating in midair is in fact a bed, and it is floating unsupported."

Landscape House: World premiere as unique infinite house without beginning or ending based on planet Earth's surface. Worldwide recognition as first 3d printed house and featured in the documentary "The Man who prints houses".  
TIME Magazine: "The design for the building, the Landscape House, has been getting as much curiosity as the mode by which the designers plan to produce it."
3 Houses: Inventive Tetris style apartments with the highest possible quality at the highest possible density.

Awards: Best Urban public Space of Europe for highway project, best debut building long list for high school building, best invention TIME Magazine for Floating Bed.  

Janjaap Ruijssenaars is currently professor at the Royal Academy of Dutch Architects in the Netherlands. After his lectures on innovations by him and others one is inspired to rethink the world we live in.