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A wood beam lattice façade

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Dutch architectural practices DELVA and ZJA designed an event venue, which features a wood beam lattice façade and is located on new coastal reinforcement. Called SILT, the venue is located in Middelkerke, Belgium, and hosts ...

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The power of biobased building materials in renovations

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Researchers at ETH Zürich researched the most effective renovation strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and found that using biobased building materials like straw and hemp have a lot of potential. In Switzerland, about 2.8 ...

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A quick-to-construct modular building system

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Quadra is a quick-to-assemble and affordable modular buildings system that uses a minimum amount of materials. The system consists of standard sandwich construction panels, which can be made of any type of material, from cardboard ...

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Programmable packaging paper

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Japanese thinktank Takt Project developed programmable paper, which forms into pre-programmed 3D shapes when it dries. The material was inspired by pinecones, the scales of which open and close with changes in humidity. The scales ...

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A down-less down jacket that generates heat

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Japanese manufacturer Sumitomo Metal Mining Co developed a material that can absorb near infrared rays, which they used to create a jacket that can generate heat from sunlight. The jacket, called Down-less Down Jacket, has ...

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A resort made of timber and bamboo

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The St. Regis Red Sea Resort is a luxurious resort made with timber and bamboo.  The Red Sea unfolds as a regenerative destination along Saudi Arabia’s west coast. Encompassing over 28,000 km², it hosts an ...

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