Janjaap Ruijssenaars - Keynote
- Category: SPAR Europe/ELMF 2013 Presenters
Architect, Urban Planner, Designer, Writer, Teacher
Ir. Janjaap Ruijssenaars is architect, urban planner, designer, writer and teacher. With his invention of the Floating Bed he gained worldwide attention, including that of Oprah Winfrey. He was educated at Western State College of Colorado USA, Universidad Polytecnica Barcelona Spain, and TU Delft Netherlands. He founded Universe Architecture in January 2000 and has won numerous awards:
-Urban Planning: 1st prize European Urban Public Prize for urban plan below the highway A8.
-Building: Bauwelt Prize selection for best debut. – elementary school De Zoeker.
-Design: Best Invention 2006 door TIME Magazine for the Floating Bed.
Landscape House: A Fundamental Question Leads to Innovation
Can Building be like Landscape? It can if the building is continuous, without beginning or end, like planet earth. With this answer the Landscape House came into being. Janjaap Ruijssenaars will show the process that followed to answer this fundamental question. A new construction technique, 3D printing, proved to be the most elegant and appropriate for constructing Landscape House. He’ll share insights about 3D printing of buildings and future prospects, for instance as compared to traditional construction techniques and space considerations for mechanical engineering and plumbing during construction.