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Concrete Cabin?

Published 2 days ago by Allie | no responses

Concrete or Wood? Despite the wood grain texture and rounded log forms, this tiny cabin by Nickisch Sano Walder Architekten was made almost entirely from concrete. Replacing a previously existing log barn, planner requirements dictated ...

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Review: Concrete Candies and Architect@Work Rotterdam

Published 3 days ago by Allie | no responses

Materia’s ‘Concrete Candies’ exhibition presented concrete from many new and dynamic perspectives to visitors at Rotterdam’s ARCHITECT@WORK event, held on September 18th and 19th, 2014. There were more than 4678 visitors and 280 exhibitors in this very ...

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Salt and Concrete House

Published 4 days ago by Allie | no responses

Made from concrete and locally harvested salt, the ‘3D Printed House 1.0’ by Emerging Objects is a case study design combining traditional methods of construction with material innovation and the latest in 3D printed manufacturing. ...

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Sugar Beet Plastic: A Sweet Alternative

Published 1 week ago by Allie | no responses

Sugar beets are full of many useful materials: their roots are packed with sugar and their fibrous pulp is widely used for animal feed. Less well known perhaps is that their residues can be converted ...

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Crystal Clear Solar Cells

Published 1 week ago by Allie | one response

Crystal Clear Solar Cells, a transparent and colour-less material innovation by researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) has the potential to generate solar electricity wherever clear materials are required – be it your car window, ...

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Gravelli: Concrete Design

Published 1 week ago by Allie | no responses

Featured at Materia’s ‘Concrete Candies‘ exhibition was Gravelli, a young brand focused on concrete design. Their products put concrete in a new light, as a practical and aesthetic material for use in every day products ...

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