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A facade robotically woven of carbon and glass fibres

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For a new building at the Reutlingen University of Applied Sciences, architectural studios Allmannwappner and Menges Scheffler Architekten created a façade that looks like a web made of robotically woven carbon and glass fibres. The ...

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Insulation made of rice husks and newspapers

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A team of scientists at the Technological University of Panama developed an insulation material made of waste rice husks and old newspapers. In Panama, where the study was conducted, rice husks, a waste product from ...

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A robotically built dry-stone wall

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Researchers at ETH Zürich taught an autonomous excavator to construct dry stone walls by itself, using demolition debris and boulders weighing several tonnes. The construction of dry stone walls generally involves a lot of manual ...

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Products made from waste from the Himalayas

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Dutch design studio Super Local, in collaboration with Nepalese non-profit Sagarmatha Next, designed products made from plastic waste found in the Himalayas, transported by locals and tourists. Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal is home of ...

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A lightweight freeform timber gridshell

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A team of researchers and students of Chalmers University and Augsburg University of Applied Sciences created a lightweight freeform gridshell made with only a saw blade. The production process is completely carried out with only ...

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A 3D printed ceramic facade

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Dutch architectural design firm Studio RAP used their bespoke, custom-built 3D print technology to create a ceramic boutique façade in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Called the Ceramic House, the façade was created using state-of-the-art digital fabrication ...

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