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The new School of Design & Environment building at the National University of Singapore Image: Courtesy Serie Architects. The six-story building will be powered by 1,200 rooftop solar panels and feature a range of other green building designs, including a hybrid cooling approach, natural ventilation, and natural lighting.
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Some of the more than 1,2000 photovoltaic solar panels on roof with cargo port cranes in the background.
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Integrating an existing tree into the new building, the 70-meter studio inside and the terrace in front of it.
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The previous element is used to mold the shape of the subsequent element.
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“It proves that complex curved shapes in concrete can be built inexpensively,” says Lluis Enrique Monzo.
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Cast on Cast methodology uses a parameterization system in which mathematical algorithms subdivide three dimensional elements into smaller components that can be stacked in towers.
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The elements are resource efficient by considerably reducing materials consumption and construction waste.
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The CASTonCAST system examines structural concerns in the fabrication system for the design of concrete shell structures built with precast stackable components.
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The recent prototype, a thin funicular arch of 5.2 meters span composed of twelve stackable components, was assembled in only five hours using timber scaffolding.
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CAST on CAST was initially developed by students of the AA School of Architecture in London including Lluis Enrique Monzo and awarded one of three Global LafargeHolcim Innovation prizes in 2012.
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The International LafargeHolcim Forum is a tri-annual series of expert conferences for the professional exchange on the topic of sustainable construction – the next Forum will be held in Cairo in April 2019. Pictured: Construction at the Grand Egyptian Museum.
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The LafargeHolcim Forum is dedicated to the topic of “Re-materializing Construction” – and will be held in Cairo in April 2019. Pictured: Entrance to the Grand Egyptian Museum.
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The Forum pursues the question of how the building and construction industry can adapt to be leaner – and will be held in Cairo in April 2019. Pictured: Suez Canal Bridge.
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“KnitCrete” formworks use a custom, 3D-knitted, technical textile as a lightweight, stay-in-place shuttering, coated with a special cement paste to create a rigid mold, and supported by additional falsework elements such as a tensioned cable-net or bending-active splines.
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Compared to conventional weaving, knitting minimizes the need for cutting patterns to create spatial surfaces, allows for the directional variation of material properties, and simplifies the integration of channels and openings.
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The hybrid and ultra-lightweight “KnitCrete” formworks are easily transportable, reduce the need for additional supporting structures and scaffolding, and simplify the logistics on the construction site.
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The “KnitCrete” technology is being developed at ETH Zurich by the Block Research Group in collaboration with the Chair for Physical Chemistry of Building Materials, as part of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) in Digital Fabrication.
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Designed for a tight construction schedule, restricted space and minimal budget, “KnitCandela” demonstrates the rapid evolution and adaptation of digital design and fabrication to the challenges faced by the construction industry.
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The soft, colorful textile interior of “KnitCandela’s” shell and its hard, concrete exterior is visible from all viewing angles. The textile’s striped pattern expresses the knitting fabrication process and the radial symmetry of the shape – inspired by the colorful and fluid forms of traditional Mexican Jalisco dresses.
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The patterning, along with the simultaneous visibility of the soft interior and the hard exterior of the shell enhances the visitor’s spatial experience and the curvatures of the “KnitCandela’s” form.
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Somaya & Kalappa received an Honorable Mention in the UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Awards (2018) for Rajabai Clock Tower & University of Mumbai Library Building. Photo: Courtesy UNESCO Bangkok
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The soft, colorful textile interior of “KnitCandela’s” shell and its hard, concrete exterior is visible from all viewing angles. The textile’s striped pattern expresses the knitting fabrication process and the radial symmetry of the shape – inspired by the colorful and fluid forms of traditional Mexican Jalisco dresses.
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“The LafargeHolcim Awards was the most important recognition we received,” Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner architect, BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group – winner of the Global LafargeHolcim Awards Bronze 2015.
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Kai-Uwe Bergmann, Partner architect, BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group, presented a range of projects that look to an exciting future, and a challenging role for architecture.
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Mona Delluc, Communication Specialist, LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction.
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Probably the first TV-interview on Juma Island: Jonathan Ledgard in the entrance of the schoolmaster’s house.
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Led by Jonathan Ledgard (pointing to map) and Aerial Futures, possible blueprints for functional, sustainable and scalable Droneport infrastructure hubs are being designed.
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Jonathan Ledgard (pointing to map) is at the heart of the Droneport concept that enables rapid development in rural areas of Africa where traditional means of transport are challenging, frequently time-consuming and sometimes dangerous.
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Jonathan Ledgard (being interviewed) is convinced that Africa will pioneer the fourth industrial revolution by making use of digital fabrication and robotics in daily applications.
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Catch 22: Material needs versus material impact
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From manual to digital and vice versa: Digitalization, labor, and construction
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Shifting the flows, pulling the strings: Stocks, flows, and their dynamics
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Christine Binswanger, Senior Partner, Herzog & de Meuron based in Basel, Switzerland. Photo courtesy: Katalin-Deér.
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Changing paradigms: Materials for a world not yet built
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Laila Iskandar, former Egyptian Minister of Urban Renewal & Informal Settlements. Photo: courtesy Middle East Monitor.
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IIT Chicago (logo)
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S R Crown Hall: home of the College of Architecture. Photo: courtesy, IIT Chicago.
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Michelangelo Sabatino (left) and Marc Angélil (right) exploring the McCormick Tribune Campus Center that arranges various areas around diagonal pathways that form the extension of the paths within the campus of IIT Chicago.
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A tour of the IIT campus led by Michelangelo Sabatino, architect and historian, Dean of the College of Architecture at IIT Chicago (right) with Sarah Graham, Founding Partner of agps architects in Los Angeles and LafargeHolcim Awards Ambassador; and Marc Angélil, Professor of Architecture & Urban Design, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and Member of the Board of the Foundation.
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Michelangelo Sabatino (right), Marc Angélil (center) and Sarah Graham (left) on the campus of IIT Chicago.
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Celebrating the Memorandum of Understanding between IIT Chicago and the LafargeHolcim Foundation (l-r): Marc Angélil, Professor of Architecture & Urban Design, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and Member of the Board of the Foundation; Dominique Corvez, Head Ductal of LafargeHolcim for the Americas; Sean Keller, historian and architecture critic, Professor at IIT Chicago; Sarah Graham, Founding Partner of agps architects in Los Angeles and LafargeHolcim Awards Ambassador; Michelangelo Sabatino, architect and historian, Dean of the College of Architecture at IIT Chicago.
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In the new complex, Fatima-azzahra Bendahmane is also using local wool and wood in addition to earth.
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Water evaporation and ventilation on the southern façade.
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Adjustable windows: natural air flow is harnessed for efficient cooling.
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For the large canopies shading the facades and forecourts, robust fabrics made of organic wool will be woven by hand, the traditional way, and spanned onto specially made wooden frames.
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Part of the funding for the construction is being provided by the regional council of Draa-Tafilalt. It is dedicated to improving living conditions in Morocco, with a strong focus on education and sustainability.
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Earthen walls protect the interiors from heat during the day but store the warmth for the cool nights.
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Key facades will receive similar fabric shading, applied vertically, giving the architecture vernacular character while ensuring excellent energy efficiency.
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Part of the funding for the construction is being provided by the regional council of Draa-Tafilalt. It is dedicated to improving living conditions in Morocco, with a strong focus on education and sustainability.
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