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Blast Studio 3D prints column from mycelium to make “architecture that could feed people”

January 18, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0
3D-printed mycelium Tree Column by Blast Studio with curvy silhouette

London practice Blast Studio has developed a method for 3D printing with living mycelium and used it to form a column that could be harvested for mushrooms before serving as a structural building element. The two-metre-high Tree Column has a ridged, undulating structure reminiscent of a tree trunk. Its shape was algorithmically designed to enhance

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ETH Zurich develops formwork from 3D-printed foam to slash concrete use in buildings

January 10, 2022 Jennifer Hahn 0
Close up of precast concrete slab with hollow cells created using 3D-printed FoamWork by ETH Zurich

Researchers at ETH Zurich have used 3D-printed formwork elements made from recyclable mineral foam to create a pre-cast concrete slab, which they say is lighter and better insulated while using 70 per cent less material. The system, known as FoamWork, sees a conventional rectangular mould filled with 24 mineral formwork elements in different shapes and

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ETH Zurich working with robots to evoke Hanging Gardens of Babylon

November 30, 2021 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
Rendering of Semiramis hanging garden structure by ETH Zurich researchers

Researchers from ETH Zurich are building a tall architectural structure that will evoke the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, in a project that involves working collaboratively with robots. Called Semiramis after the Assyrian queen who is sometimes associated with the ancient garden, the project has been designed with the help of artificial intelligence and is being

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Neri Oxman presents robotically-fabricated Aguahoja III pavilion

November 19, 2021 Neri Oxman 0
Aguahoja I pavilion construction

Aguahoja III is a pavilion robotically manufactured from organic matter that was created by American-Israeli architect and designer Neri Oxman with The Mediated Matter Group. The structure is being introduced by Oxman today as part of her Dezeen 15 guest editorship, for which she will also join Dezeen’s editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs in a live interview

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Fernando Donis’ Frame City proposal to “combine city and countryside” wins Redesign the World contest

November 19, 2021 Benedict Hobson 0
Frame City by Fernando Donis

Fernando Donis’ proposal to create new habitable topographies in which humanity and nature coexist has won first place in Dezeen’s Redesign the World competition powered by Twinmotion. Donis’ Frame City concept aims to undo the damage to nature and people’s wellbeing caused by a century of rapid urbanisation. Each high-density city, which is designed to

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Matthew Pratt’s vision to elevate humanity “high above the ground” wins joint third place in the Redesign the World contest

November 17, 2021 Amina Amber 0
Matthew Pratt's Higher Ground proposal of slender, towering structures built high above ground

Matthew Pratt’s proposal to raise all human activities onto elevated cities built on slender stilts has been awarded joint third place in Dezeen’s Redesign the World competition powered by Twinmotion. Pratt’s proposal imagines an alternative reality where humans’ ancestors never left the forest canopy and people live a quieter life in harmony with nature. Named

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Bless Yee’s vision for carbon-capturing “living infrastructures” wins joint third place in the Redesign the World contest

November 16, 2021 Anna Marks 0

Bless Yee’s proposal for floating habitats that capture carbon from the air has been awarded joint third place by the judges of Dezeen’s Redesign the World competition powered by Twinmotion. Named Carbon Capture Refuge X, Yee’s project imagines a world where scientists have developed a network of floating living environments that sit within the Earth’s

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Oliver Salway calls for people to “redesign their lives” instead of redesigning the planet

November 15, 2021 Benedict Hobson 0
Redesigning Our Lives by Oliver Salway

A short film by Oliver Salway that imagines a future where humanity has chosen to embrace a simpler existence to avert climate catastrophe has been highly commended by the judges of Dezeen’s Redesign the World competition powered by Twinmotion. Salway’s film, which was generated using architectural visualisation tool Twinmotion and then cut together using video

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Shivam Takulia and Anya Ghosh propose giant fog-harvesting buildings to create “a healthier and more nourished world”

November 12, 2021 Amina Amber 0
Shivam Takulia and Anya Ghosh's proposal of giant fog-harvesting buildings

Shivam Takulia and Anya Ghosh’s proposal to create “water-positive” buildings that harvest water from the air is the next finalist project in Dezeen’s Redesign the World competition powered by Twinmotion. Called Aquatech, Takulia and Ghosh’s project imagines a future where there is an acute water shortage in many parts of the world. Their proposed solution

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Dennis Christian Schmidt proposes underground cities to protect humanity from “the hardships our future holds”

November 11, 2021 Amina Amber 0
Dennis Christian Schmidt's Cave City proposal

The next finalist project in Dezeen’s Redesign the World competition powered by Twinmotion is Dennis Christian Schmidt’s proposal to create a network of underground cities built around climate-regulating lakes. Called Cave City, Schmidt’s proposal is to create cities deep below the earth’s surface in a bid to protect against climate change and natural disasters such

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