Tag: construction

Timber Building Pioneer

Timber construction is back! Now, the Barangaroo-South area of Sydney is the new location for Australia’s largest all-timber building. Designed by Tzannes Architects, ‘International House’ is a seven-story wooden construction made almost entirely from engineered timber! Found in the historic…

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Upcycle To The Max

The Australian architecture firm Alexander Symes has choreographed used-materials into a wonderful new home. Using their “closed-loop zero-waste” concept they have managed to re-purpose materials to construct an amazing home. Their ‘upcycled’ house (a 1,100-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath family home) is…

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DRONE YOURSELF ACROSS THE CITY!

Kayak Architects are probing new ideas for getting around cities. To promote their idea, they have transformed the top of the Trump World Tower in New York City for their new drone ‘Skystation’! The Skystation’s ecological footprint would be extremely…

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A Living Brick

The Living Architecture (LIAR) project is developing a building ‘unit’ blocks that is able to covert sunlight, waste water and air into clean energy. The collaboration between Newcastle University and experts from the universities of the West of England (UWE…

BRICBOTS…YEAH!

Moving four times faster than human construction workers, a new truck-mounted robot is now capable of building a house in two days. The aptly named Hadrian X, by Australian company ‘Fastbrick Robotics Limited‘ is a machine able to lay 1,000…

HYPERCELL: Self-awareness and Reconfigurability

Cosku Cinkiliç, Ahmed Shokir, Pavlina Vardoulaki, Houzhe Xu are a team of students from the Design Research Laboratory in London. Under the guidance of Theodore Spyropoulos and with the assistance of Mustafa El Sayed they have developed an architectural construction system. This new system is responsive, dynamic…