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“Cura Salada” – Robotic Spatial Printing of Salt-Clay Composites for Healthy Vernacular Habitats

Research Introduction Poor quality health services is an emerging phenomenon in various countries. The situation is worse in low income countries where 10 percent of hospitalized patients can acquire an infection during their stay versus 7 percent in high income countries. Disinfecting healthcare facilities is a crucial aspect in order to reduce this phenomenon. Therefore … Read more

Sponge Tectonics

PASSIVE ABSORPTION AND RETENTION SYSTEM  OF RAINWATER IN NON-ORTHOGONAL BUILDINGS with the understanding of the internal structure needed for materiality is fundamental to applied the logic in a natural based materiality by analysing materials that are absorbent and sustainable. Even having a materiality that allows absorbtion of water its fundamental for the design to help … Read more

CONCRETE COATED MYCELIUM

blending 3D Printing and natural growth dynamics of mycelium coated with concrete during construction phase for large lightweight structures  ABSTRACT Using 3D printing technology combined with a mycelium mixture to print a double layer wall, and coat the outer parts of the wall with liquid concrete. The characteristics of mycelium growth and concrete inhibition of … Read more

Saline Manifolds

Thesis Statement Poor quality health services is an emerging  phenomenon in low, middle and even high income countries. The situation is worse in low and middle-income countries where 10 percent of hospitalized patients can acquire an infection during their stay, as compared to seven percent in high income countries. Moreover, the situation is even more dire … Read more

Build with Salt

Process After leaving printed specimen to dry inside the tank for at least three days, it is excavated by hand and excess powder is removed using brushes. The brushed specimen was then left to dry for four more days. Process: Firing in Kiln

Mycelium wall

AREA OF STUDY Almost 40% of global carbon emissions can be attributed to the building sector, making the built environment both a liability and an opportunity to slow down climate change. International organizations and many countries have set the goal of net zero emissions for all industries by 2050 to avoid irreparable damage to our … Read more