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We designed a house prototype for the BRE Innovation Park. We wanted to show that you can build a high-quality, easily affordable house with little money, one with a photovoltaic system that produces more energy than the occupants need.
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6000 x 3075 px
For the jury, the innovation of the project lays squarely in the notion of making use of already developed yet underused urban land and the design of the lightweight components and building systems able to accommodate this use.
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6000 x 2956 px
The units are equipped with heat-recovery ventilation and aluminum-clad triple-glazed windows.
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1856 x 1237 px
“We rent air rights, not the land” – Bill Dunster, ZEDfactory, United Kingdom
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3675 x 2888 px
A number of ZEDPods can be reached via a single flight of stairs, so hardly any parking spaces are lost. The stair module also houses the battery, which stores the photovoltaic power and allows the complex to get by without power from the grid almost all year round.
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6000 x 3075 px
The car park spaces remain below as before, and floating above them are compact residential units, which the architect calls ZEDPods.
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6000 x 3374 px
"We wanted to show that you can build a high-quality, easily affordable house with little money, one with a photo-voltaic system that produces more energy than the occupants need" – Bill Dunster, ZEDfactory, United Kingdom
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3840 x 1888 px
The program of the ZEDPod unit is reduced to the max: On the lower level of the unit is a balcony, a front door, and a living room with small kitchen and dining table. On the upper level is a bedroom with double bed, desk and bathroom.
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3479 x 2482 px
The ZEDpods promise to make an important contribution to alleviating the housing shortage.
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1856 x 1237 px
“How can we make a product that will really help people?” – Bill Dunster, ZEDfactory, United Kingdom
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6000 x 3323 px
The shell of the compact housing units consists of a hot-dip galvanized structural frame with wooden infill panels and external insulation, an assembly that requires initial maintenance only after 20 years.
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8910 x 6300 px
The Associated Universities of the LafargeHolcim Foundation.
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4870 x 1734 px
The University of Cape Town is an Associated University of the LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction.
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889 x 631 px
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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4864 x 3648 px
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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1920 x 1113 px
“It proves that complex curved shapes in concrete can be built inexpensively,” says Lluis Enrique Monzo.
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4032 x 3024 px
The previous element is used to mold the shape of the subsequent element.
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4225 x 2762 px
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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4032 x 3024 px
The elements are resource efficient by considerably reducing materials consumption and construction waste.
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4032 x 3024 px
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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4272 x 2848 px
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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4032 x 3024 px
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 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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1718 x 1142 px
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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2598 x 2126 px
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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1200 x 675 px
“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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1200 x 900 px
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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1200 x 800 px
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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1200 x 675 px
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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1200 x 945 px
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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1200 x 946 px
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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1750 x 2450 px
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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1200 x 800 px
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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4864 x 3648 px
“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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4864 x 3648 px
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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4032 x 3024 px
Mona Delluc, Communication Specialist, LafargeHolcim Foundation for Sustainable Construction.
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4864 x 3648 px
Probably the first TV-interview on Juma Island: Jonathan Ledgard in the entrance of the schoolmaster’s house.
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4864 x 3648 px
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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3648 x 4864 px
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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4864 x 3648 px
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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1000 x 1000 px
Catch 22: Material needs versus material impact
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1000 x 1000 px
From manual to digital and vice versa: Digitalization, labor, and construction
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1000 x 1000 px
Shifting the flows, pulling the strings: Stocks, flows, and their dynamics
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1000 x 1000 px
Changing paradigms: Materials for a world not yet built
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1020 x 550 px
Christine Binswanger, Senior Partner, Herzog & de Meuron based in Basel, Switzerland. Photo courtesy: Katalin-Deér.
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1200 x 800 px
Laila Iskandar, former Egyptian Minister of Urban Renewal & Informal Settlements. Photo: courtesy Middle East Monitor.
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2045 x 2000 px
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