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Construction in vivo - Microstructure research for building skins

Microstructure research for building skins seeks to develop a sustainable skin which offers construction without joints, as well as load-bearing, ventilation, thermal and noise insulation, and changing light penetration capacities.

Both high-tech and traditional building materials are involved in this interdisciplinary project combining design, materials science and engineering.

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“Next Generation” prizes for project visions
 
“A visionary and novel idea” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
Project Entry 2008 for North America
Project Details
Location
Cambridge, MA, USA
Authors
Neri Oxman
Main Author
Neri Oxman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
John Anastasios Hart
Further Author
John Anastasios Hart
University of Michigan , USA
Prizes
Awards
"Next Generation" 1st prize 2008
North America
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