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A CLT pavilion to celebrate 500 years of social housing

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Rotterdam-based architectural firm MVRDV designed a house-shaped pavilion made entirely of CLT to celebrate the world’s oldest social housing complex’s 500th birthday. The Fuggerei in Augsburg, Germany, is the world’s oldest social housing complex. For ...

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A wooden dome made only from waste

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A research group from ETH Zurich used digital fabrication methods to make a wooden geodesic dome entirely from demolition waste. The waste was sourced at an old car depot in Geneva that was scheduled for ...

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A salty heat battery

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Cellcius, a spin-off start-up of the Dutch TU Eindhoven and TNO, developed and aims to commercialise a technology that uses solely water and salt to store residual industrial heat and making it available there where ...

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Replacing sand with glass waste in concrete 3D printing

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Researchers from NTU Singapore developed a method to use recycled glass in concrete 3D printing, for a more environmentally sustainable way of building and construction. According to data by the National Environment Agency, only 13 ...

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A wooden experience centre inspired by the right to roam

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Danish architectural firm Henning Larsen designed a circular wooden experience centre for Swedish brands Volvo Cars and Volvo Group, inspired by the Scandinavian landscape and ‘the right to roam’. Called World of Volvo, the 22,000 ...

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Anyone can be invisible with this invisibility shield

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London-based startup Invisibility Shield Co. created – you guessed it – functioning invisibility shields, “turning science fiction into reality and make them available for everyone.” Everyone has probably dreamed one time or another what it ...

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