In this issue, we bring you news on a sewn timber structure, 3D-printed homes, a bamboo pavilion, and more...

Hello and welcome to the September Issue of the Materials for Architecture Newsletter

In this issue, we bring you news on a sewn timber structure, 3D-printed homes, a bamboo pavilion, and more...

Setting the standards for structural timber

Structural Timber Association board member and managing director for Kingspan Timber Solutions and Potton, Mark Stevenson answers self-builders’ queries on how to use structural timber, and why solutions are increasingly likely to be factory-built. The Structural Timber Association (STA) has an objective to enhance quality through research and guidance. Read more...
Published 21/09/2018 via

Sewn Timber Shell uses sewing to create a wooden structure

The so-called Sewn Timber Shell, developed by researchers from the University of Stuttgart and Tongji University, investigates the use of robotics and sensing mechanisms in combination with garment design to explore a new way of making tailored wood structures. The project uses garment patterning and connection techniques, replacing fabric with plywood. Read more...
Published 13/09/2018 via

The rise and rise of concrete facing bricks

Tobermore tracks the rise in popularity of concrete facing bricks, explaining how they satisfy the needs of housebuilders facing unprecedented demand across the UK. We all remember the story of the Three Little Pigs. When given their choice of building materials for a house, one chose bricks, presumably as a result of the material’s well-known strength and durability. Read more...
Published 13/09/2018 via

3D-printing could enable people to build their own houses

The latest Dezeen x MINI Living video explores a plan to build multi-storey housing with 3D-printers, a technique that the project's architects claim will enable people to design and build their own houses quickly and easily. The Eindhoven University of Technology is planning to create the world's first commercial 3D-printed housing project.  Read more...
Published 11/09/2018 via

Bambubuild creates versatile bamboo pavilion that can be reused and relocated

This bamboo structure was previously designed as an exhibition kiosk before finding new life as a bar and restaurant. A team of bamboo specialists based in Vietnam was first commissioned to develop plans for a pavilion for Vietnam’s international travel mart in 2015. the client requested a unique stand, which could be quickly and easily assembled. Read more...
Published 11/09/2018 via

Construction of golden cube building by Stefano Boeri Architetti begins

Blloku Cube – a mixed-use block with a facade of aluminium triangles, designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti – is now under construction in the Albanian capital. The seven-storey building is set to boast an intricate facade made up of three-dimensional aluminium triangles, which will act as a sunscreen to shade its glazed walls. Read more...
Published 10/09/2018 via

Greenery engulfs WOHA's Oasia Hotel Downtown Singapore

New photographs released by ceramics manufacturer AGROB-BUCHTAL show nature beginning to claim the Oasia Hotel Downtown in Singapore. WOHA Architects’ 30-story scheme was designed to be a “verdant tower of green” in the heart of the city’s financial district. The tower’s red aluminum mesh cladding has begun to sprout a lush landscaping. Read more...
Published 04/09/2018 via

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