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A timber and polycarbonate deployable grid shell

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Designed by Spanish architectural studio Map13 Barcelona, in collaboration with Dutch Summum Engineering and Swiss Edyta Augustynowicz, the Portalen Pavilion is a public art piece consisting of a lightweight timber canopy with curved edges and ...

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An audio system made of glass

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A team from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands developed a home audio system called Ammos, which plays music through a plane of glass. Customer products are often hardly sustainable, with poor product architecture ...

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New efficiency record for colour-neutral, transparent solar cells

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Researchers at the University of Michigan in the US developed colour-neutral transparent solar cells that set a new efficiency record of 8.1% efficiency with 43.3% transparency. The new solar cells bring us a step closer ...

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Robotic precision in manufacturing parametric design

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Designed by researchers of the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute for Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart, the BUGA Wood Pavilion celebrates a new approach ...

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A cantilevered wooden roof and glass structure

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Designed by the design studio Foster + Partners, the largest Apple store in Thailand features a glass structure and a large, cantilevered wooden roof supported by a central pillar. Called Apple Central World, the store ...

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Tomorrow’s Timber shows the way towards the next building revolution

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Timber has evolved from a traditional building material to ‘mass timber’, an engineered high- performance product from which complete construction systems and even high-rise buildings can be made. Tomorrow’s Timber, written by Pablo van der ...

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