The Trailer Home reinvented #architecture #innovation

Invisible Studio have developed an affordable “house” using locally sourced timber and construction waste. The structure is relocatable using a trailer. Simplicity The Envelope is simply constructed using corrugated fibreglass and steel with the interior faced with plywood previously used for concrete shuttering. Natural light is provided to the interior via polycarbonate sheeting. The Architects

Recycled art #design #sustainability

Ellipsicoon Designed by Ben Van Berkel, UNStudio, these amazing organic structures were conceived from recycled material the “Revolution Precrafted” pavilion. The sculptural structures are handmade with 100% recyclable high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and based on a digital design.   Architect’s project profile UNStudio UNStudio, founded in 1988 by Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos, is an

Challenge the design standard #thinkdifferently

María Francisca González: New technological developments in construction have given architects great freedom when designing. Innovations in construction materials and their properties allow for the creation of increasingly original and surprising facades. The buildings constructed as a result can even inspire people to travel thousands of kilometers just to see these masterpieces. Archinect   ArchDaily

The world’s #tallestbuilding … in #wood !

Shigeru Ban Architects, working for the developer PortLiving, have designed the world’s tallest hybrid timber building in the Coal Harbour district in Vancouver, Canada.   This design had to attain a design standard worthy of its location next to the Arthur Erikson “Evergreen Building” which is landmark listed. ArchDaily have more images here…World’s Tallest Hybrid

skyscrapers from wood & glue

University researchers in the UK are exploring cellulose and xylan on a molecular level that could lead to innovations in strengthening wood materials. Molecules 10,000 times narrower than the width of a human hair could hold the key to making possible wooden skyscrapers and more energy-efficient paper production, according to research published today in the