Kenoteq launches brick made almost entirely of construction waste. Scottish startup Kenoteq has launched the K-Briq – a more sustainable building brick that is unfired and made of 90 per cent construction waste.
Invented by engineering professor Gabriela Medero at Edinburgh's Heriot-Watt University, the K-Briq generates less than a tenth of the carbon emissions in its manufacture than a regular brick. Medero spent over 10 years developing the product at the Scottish university, driven by the desire to reduce the environmental impact of the construction industry. "I have spent many years researching building materials and have been concerned that modern construction techniques exploit raw materials without considering that they are amongst the largest contributors to carbon emissions," she said. "The amount of waste they produce is not sustainable long-term. " Medero co-founded Kenoteq to put the bricks into commercial production, which is now underway.
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Materiality is of just as much importance as form, function and location—or rather, inseparable from all three. Here we’ve compiled a selection of 16 materials that should be part of the design vocabulary of all architects, ranging from the very familiar (such as concrete and steel) to materials which may be unknown for some of our readers, as well as links to comprehensive resources to learn more about many of them. 1. Concrete. 50 Impressive Details Using Wood. 50 Impressive Details Using Wood Over the course of history the unique characteristics of wood, which are dependent upon the species of the tree and the location in which it has grown, have enabled humanity to flourish in all parts of the globe.
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Estos increíbles GIFs ilustrados nos muestran el arte japonés de las uniones en madera. Estos increíbles GIFs ilustrados nos muestran el arte japonés de las uniones en madera Durante siglos, antes de la invención de los tornillos y los elementos de fijación, los artesanos japoneses utilizaron complejas uniones para conectar las diferentes piezas de madera para las estructuras y vigas, generando una estética única que todavía se puede ver en las obras de los maestros modernos como Shigeru Ban. Hasta hace poco, sin embargo, estas técnicas eran cuidadosamente guardadas por los gremios familiares de carpintería y no estaban disponibles para el conocimiento público.
A pesar de que lentamente comenzaron a ser documentadas en libros y revistas, sus representaciones en 2 dimensiones todavía eran difíciles de visualizar y no se encuentran en una única fuente completa. Materiales: Madera / Detalles Constructivos. El catálogo de Plataforma Arquitectura se nutre de una gran cantidad de productos y materiales de construcción, la gran mayoría de ellos acompañados de útiles diagramas y dibujos técnicos elementales que sirven como un excelente punto de partida a la hora de entrar en detalle en nuestros propios proyectos.
Hoy nos sumergimos en el catálogo de Arauco, quienes comparten con nosotros parte de sus mejores escantillones, ordenados por: Pisos / Muros / Techo / Ventanas. Corporación Miyasato - Puertas Interiores. Casa Rosselló.