KnitCandela – 3D Knitted Shells

KnitCandela – 3D Knitted Shells

KnitCandela is 3D knitted shell technology developed at ETH Zurich and designed to pay tribute to Felix Candela. The heart of this curved concrete shell is knitted while the structure’s formwork is a textile supported by steel cable-net. The structure was designed by...
Guardian XO Max Exoskeleton

Guardian XO Max Exoskeleton

The Guardian XO Max is a robotic exoskeleton designed to enable construction workers to lift heavy objects for prolonged periods of time without straining their muscles, this could be the future of construction. Rather than replace construction workers with machines,...
3D Printed Flexible Cement

3D Printed Flexible Cement

A research team based out of Purdue University’s Lyles School of Civil Engineering have developed a 3D printed flexible cement that only gets stronger when pressure is applied. Among the team members are professors Jan Olek, Pablo Zavattieri, Jeffrey Youngblood, and...
Underground Hotel – Shanghai, China

Underground Hotel – Shanghai, China

The Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland nicknamed the “earthscraper” is a groundbreaking new hotel built in an abandoned quarry, 88 metres below ground. This hotel will be the first of its kind, taking over 10 years to complete, with a team of more than 5,000...