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New Butterfly Residential Tower in Singapore

New Butterfly Residential Tower in Singapore

Brief PLP Architecture has unveiled its design for a new butterfly inspired residential tower that's under construction in Singapore. Named Park Nova, it will rise to a height of 100 m and will be defined by undulating balconies that overflow with plants.  ...

New Formula for Stronger Concrete at National University of Singapore

New Formula for Stronger Concrete at National University of Singapore

Brief  Researchers at the National University of Singapore have put forward a new formula for stronger concrete that not only removes a large amount of damaging materials from the equation, but makes use of upcycled waste clay at the same time.   Insight  Given...

BIG’s Eye-catching Design for Oppo HQ loops

BIG’s Eye-catching Design for Oppo HQ loops

Brief  BIG has produced one of its most eye-catching designs we've seen in a while with its O-Tower, envisioned as a R&D headquarters for smartphone maker Oppo and features a looping form that maximizes daylight inside and creates a courtyard at its center.  ...

Performances of Four-legged Spot Robot in Construction sites

Performances of Four-legged Spot Robot in Construction sites

Brief  Boston Dynamics' four-legged Spot robot can autonomously follow a human leader through a construction site using software from Trimble and Piaggio Fast Forward. The robot can then retrace the original route and adapt on its own as surroundings change.  ...

Tokyo House Stores Heat in Concrete Slabs

Tokyo House Stores Heat in Concrete Slabs

Brief  Endo Architect and Associates has designed a two-story house in Tokyo with a reinforced concrete frame and seismically resistant panels. The structure has a hydronic underfloor heating system that stores heat in the concrete slabs.     Insight Endo...

Using Anti-ageing cream for UK’s Roads

Using Anti-ageing cream for UK’s Roads

Brief  A polymer-modified bitumen mix is being applied to a section of highway in the UK's Northamptonshire like an anti-aging cream. The Total Styrelf binder mixture is designed to prolong the flexibility of the road surface and reduce oxidative aging.   Insight...

Scientists at the University of Tokyo Have Created a Cement-free Concrete

Scientists at the University of Tokyo Have Created a Cement-free Concrete

Brief Concrete is the most commonly used building material in the world, but unfortunately the cement used to make it carries quite a carbon footprint. Now, scientists at the University of Tokyo have created a cement-free alternative that directly bonds sand particles...

Concrete Building Designed with Flexibility in Mind

Concrete Building Designed with Flexibility in Mind

Brief  DF_DC has designed a five-story apartment building with an exoskeletal-style structure and consolidated service cores that allow for design changes without significant structural intervention. The bush-hammered concrete facade draws inspiration from Romanesque...