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Construction prototype for ultra-thin concrete roof

Researchers from ETH Zurich have built a prototype of an ultra-thin, curved concrete roof using innovative digital design and fabrication methods. The tested novel formwork system will be used in an actual construction project for the first time next year.... View Article

The world’s first Miscanthus bale house

In an idyllic location in West Wales, a house is being built. However, this is no ordinary house. In what is believed to be a world first, its walls are being built out of Miscanthus bales. A collaborative project by... View Article

Green City Solutions lands seven-figure first round financing

The Biotech and Internet-of-Things (IoT) Start-up Green City Solutions GmbH headquartered in Berlin announces the successful completion of its first round financing with LITTLEROCK GmbH (Düsseldorf), coparion GmbH & Co. KG (Köln, Berlin) as well as DON Ventures II GmbH... View Article

Made in Brunel: A structure grown from mushrooms

A Brunel University London student has been exploring how mushrooms can be used to grow robust zero-waste structures as an alternative to conventional building techniques – while also providing a tasty noodle topping! In collaboration with environmentally-focused architecture firm Astudio,... View Article

On a path toward low and zero VOC materials

By Steven Argent, Construction Direct at QOB Group  Many of us take the air that we breathe for granted, but in the workplace exposure to harmful chemicals can have a detrimental and serious impact on our health. Improving our indoor... View Article