Ultra-thin, curvy concrete roof is a monument to digital design

Concrete has been around for millennia, but that doesn't mean we can't cook up new ways to build with the world's favorite construction material. It's been electrified to melt snow and used as an "ink" in 3D printers to quickly print entire buildings. Now, engineers at ETH Zurich have developed a more efficient method for building with the material, erecting an ultra-thin, curved prototype roof that's 5 cm (2 in) thick on average, and designed to support energy-saving systems in the building... Continue Reading Ultra-thin, curvy concrete roof is a monument to digital design Category: Architecture Tags: Building Cement Concrete Construction ETH Zurich Related Articles: Fire-resistant concrete promises safer, cheaper and more efficient construction 3D-printed castle heralds future of click-and-print architecture Bendable concrete

Ultra-thin, curvy concrete roof is a monument to digital design

Concrete has been around for millennia, but that doesn't mean we can't cook up new ways to build with the world's favorite construction material. It's been electrified to melt snow and ...

Fri 13 Oct 17 from Gizmag

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 ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Phys.org

ETH Zurich team builds ultra-thin curved concrete roof

Researchers at ETH Zurich have built an ultra-thin, prototype concrete roof using innovative design and fabrication methods. (Credit: Block Research Group, ETH Zürich/Naida Iljazovic) The ...

Fri 13 Oct 17 from The Engineer

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