In this issue, we bring you news on a technicolor glass cabin, 3D printed concrete columns, the use of animal fat to build Stonehenge, and more...

Hello and welcome to the July issue of the Materials for Architecture Newsletter

In this issue, we bring you news on a technicolor glass cabin, 3D printed concrete columns, the use of animal fat to build Stonehenge, and more...

RIBA announces Stirling Prize 2019 shortlist

An experimental cork house, Grimshaw's London Bridge Station, and Feilden Fowles Architects' visitor centre at Yorkshire Sculpture Park are among the projects shortlisted for this year's Stirling Prize. The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the six finalists vying for the accolade, which is awarded annually to the building judged... Read more...
Published 18/07/2019 via

Animal fat might have been used to build Stonehenge, archaeologists believe

Archaeologists at the Newcastle University believe that the megaliths of Stonehenge could have been dragged into place with the help pig fat. According to a recent study, the same lard that was found on grooved ware pottery from Durrington walls, which so far has only been associated with food consumption, is suggested to have been used to lubricate... Read more...
Published 16/07/2019 via

3D printed concrete columns

In collaboration with the Origen Festival in Riom, Switzerland, a team at ETH Zürich created nine individually designed concrete columns, each 3D printed at full height in 2.5 hours, for a project called Concrete Choreography. The columns are designed by students of the Master of Advanced Studies in Digital Fabrication and Architecture... Read more...
Published 16/07/2019 via

Watertight basement solutions

Alex Burman of Sika discusses the key guidance, and technology options, for specifiers looking to achieve watertight concrete basement constructions. When beginning a basement construction or renovation, the waterproofing standard of BS 8102:2009 is key. It recommends and provides guidance on methods of dealing with and preventing... Read more...
Published 11/07/2019 via

Flexibility and agility

A new sports centre forms a key part of an ongoing masterplan at Oxford University’s iconic Iffley Road Sports Complex, where Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile. James Parker reports on a highly flexible space with an innovative glass floor. A new sports centre at Oxford University forms a sleek and high-tech milestone on a wider masterplan... Read more...
Published 11/07/2019 via

Revery Architecture designs snaking glass campus on Hong Kong hillside

University of Chicago Centre Hong Kong by Revery Architecture is a glazed curvilinear building perched on slim concrete stilts on a steep, wooded hillside. Standing above Mount Davis and facing dramatic views out to the sea, the campus has been conceived of as a "treehouse of knowledge" by Revery Architecture – formerly Bing Thom Architects... Read more...
Published 06/07/2019 via

Germans Ermičs creates technicolor glass cabin for Instagram

Latvian artist Germans Ermičs has created a technicolor pavilion for Instagram that brings the social network’s rainbow gradient to life. The glass cabin is a collaboration between the two on the occasion of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Set on the French Riviera, the 50sqm structure marks the first time Ermičs has worked on this scale... Read more...
Published 21/06/2019 via

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