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Latex Formwork

Concrete wall panel construction method

The research project investigates a new construction method for creating thin concrete panels. The faceted formwork includes a substructure of flexible wire mesh providing basic geometry, and a lining made of a latex sheet that determines the panel’s final form.

The proposed method aims to reduce the weight of concrete molds and the amount of material used in construction.

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Exploring knowledge production that merges academic and practical work
“Next Generation” 6th prize
“Establishing a dialog between the workshop and the design atelier” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2014 for North America
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Cambridge, MA, USA
Namjoo Kim
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Namjoo Kim
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
"Next Generation" 6th prize 2014
North America
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“Sustainability? Focusing on lightweight and reusable molds” – Namjoo Kim
“Sustainability? Focusing on lightweight and reusable molds” – Namjoo Kim

“Latex Formwork: Concrete wall panel construction method” won the “Next Generation” 6th prize. The project investigates …

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