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Combining concrete 3D printing and 3D printed formwork

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Researchers at Digital Building Technologies institute of ETH Zürich developed a method called Fast Complexity that combines the fabrication speed of concrete 3D printing with the geometric precision of reusable 3D printed formwork to create ...

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How to grow your own biodegradable IKEA furniture

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IKEA dedicated research and design lab SPACE10’s resident architects Katya Bryskina and Tomás Clavijo explored how the famous IKEA FRAKTA shopping bag might be used as a tool to grow, cast and shape furniture using ...

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A modular hospital made of wood and metal “Velcro”

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Canadian architect Tye Farrow used a Velcro-like metal material called Grip Metal by Canadian company Nucap to design a wooden modular template for temporary hospital amidst the Corona crisis. Grip Metal (which you can find ...

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Copper: the coronavirus’s worst enemy?

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In a time when we try to touch as little surfaces as possible and if we must, we prefer to disinfect them beforehand, more and more people are looking at copper as a miracle material, ...

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Sailing the galaxy with a graphene solar sail

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The European Space Agency (ESA) developed a tiny sail made of graphene that has passed initial tests to one day function as solar sails for spacecrafts. Graphene is the thinnest known material, measuring only one ...

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A kinetic structure made of wood

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Designed by UK-based design practice NEON, Shiver house is a wooden kinetic installation inspired by the common Finnish hut (mökki) that moves and adapts in response to natural forces. The house was initially installed in ...

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