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3D Printers. Insulation. New Materials. Floating structures naturally cool urban spaces. Buildings in warmer urban centers require costly and energy-consuming air conditioning to keep them cool — we recently saw an office tower designed to use natural air currents to regulate temperatures sustainably.

Floating structures naturally cool urban spaces

Tomoku Hus AB - Information om Tomoku Hus väggblock. Turn Oil Tankers or Grain Trucks to SHTF Homes. Tamped Earth Floors. Possibly the Most Experimental Young Architects Program Building Material, Ever. A rendering of an aerial view of the The Living's Hy-Fi, the winning design of the 2014 Young Architects Program Credit: Courtesy The Living The architecture webosphere is abuzz about David Benjamin, co-founder of New York-based The Living, and his winning proposal for MoMA's 2014 PS1 Young Architects Program.

Possibly the Most Experimental Young Architects Program Building Material, Ever

Strohballenbau und Baubiologie. Strohballenbau und Baubiologie. Minnesotan Man Builds World's First 3D-Printed Concrete Fairytale Castle in His Own Backyard. Minnesotan Andrey Rudenko has taken DIY backyard projects to the next level by 3D-printing the world's first concrete castle right in his own backyard!

Minnesotan Man Builds World's First 3D-Printed Concrete Fairytale Castle in His Own Backyard

Drawn to 3D printing's seemingly limitless applications, Rudenko began developing a 3D printer two years ago in hopes of constructing inhabitable homes durable enough to stand up to extreme weather conditions. According to 3ders, this 161.5-square-foot castle is one of the largest objects ever created with 3D printing technology. This Inspiring, Multicolored Community Center in Colombia is Made From Over 40,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles. This colorful project located in the Cazucá neighborhood in Colombia’s capital of Bogota is an eco-friendly community center made from over 40,000 recycled PET plastic bottles.

This Inspiring, Multicolored Community Center in Colombia is Made From Over 40,000 Recycled Plastic Bottles

Helmed by the Nukanti Foundation, which focuses on developing cross-cultural communication, community building, and social entrepreneurship, the project provides a space for numerous activities that facilitate empowerment of vulnerable groups like women, children and youths affected by extreme poverty, conflict and violence. The Cazucá community is currently home to around 70,000 people and is marked by extreme poverty and poor access to public services. In order to address these issues, the Nukanti Foundation teamed up with Green Hope Colombia and the Starkey Hearing Foundation and built a community center that not only functions as a safe space for kids, troubled youths, and women, but also educates the community about sustainable building techniques.

Related: Africa’s First Plastic Bottle House Rises in Nigeria. Why Building With Bottles Makes Sense. Here at Build Abroad, we have found that it is best to build with local materials.

Why Building With Bottles Makes Sense

Local materials can vary from mud bricks to bamboo depending on the region, but the one thing they have in common is they are easily accessible and cheap. We are very intrigued by a recent method of constructing with recycled bottles, because in some countries these non biodegradable bottles litter the streets. In some ways you could call it a “local material.” From brick and mortar shops to city planning, we cover sustainable trends in construction, renovation, and more. From brick and mortar shops to city planning, we cover sustainable trends in construction, renovation, and more. From brick and mortar shops to city planning, we cover sustainable trends in construction, renovation, and more.

Architecture Published on September 1st, 2014 | by Dawn Killough Thanks to Gizmodo Australia for this look into seven building materials of the future.

From brick and mortar shops to city planning, we cover sustainable trends in construction, renovation, and more.

The gap between material science and actual construction is very far and very wide. It can take decades to move a breakthrough in engineering from a lab to a building site. But as architects and engineers face bigger challenges — from earthquakes to dwindling resources to sheer cost — a new generation of smart materials is emerging. From brick and mortar shops to city planning, we cover sustainable trends in construction, renovation, and more.

Architecture Published on October 9th, 2014 | by Stephen Hanley Hanoi architecture firm 1+1>2, in collaboration with Action For The City, has designed an eco-friendly greenhouse that protects growing plants from the elements, provides a place for farmers to rest and a offers a creative play space for children to learn more about their environment.

From brick and mortar shops to city planning, we cover sustainable trends in construction, renovation, and more.

It also offers a break from the visual sameness of traditional rice patties. The plastic bottles were donated by students and the local community. The Junk House – Upcycling Local Trash » IzReaL. Villa Welpeloo is a residence designed by the Dutch firm 2012Architecten.

The Junk House – Upcycling Local Trash » IzReaL

The firm aspired to use as much surplus and waste materials as possible. Scouts employed by the designers have (re)searched the possibilities and availability of materials in the vicinity of the construction site during the design phase. Based on the findings there was a continuous stream of new incentives to develop the design further. The found materials resulted in new shapes and new ways of construction. Materials. 3D Printer Builds Homes From Mud In Impoverished Areas. Nearly one billion people around the globe are homeless or live in substandard housing.

3D Printer Builds Homes From Mud In Impoverished Areas

In the era of 3D printing, some have addressed this crisis through quickly built concrete buildings. While this method would create a secure dwelling, delivering the raw materials and bulky printer increases the cost significantly, reducing its feasibility. The Italian 3D printing company WASP may have solved this problem by developing an easily-transportable machine that can quickly create dwellings out of mud and natural fibers—materials already available where the houses will be built. Building With Non-Recyclable Cardboard Bales. When we first saw Rich Messer and Ann Dowden’s home built using bales made from laundry detergent boxes (which can’t be recycled because they’re coated in wax), set on a foundation made from bales of postconsumer PVC trash (toys, laundry baskets, shampoo bottles) we thought it was brilliant.

Building With Non-Recyclable Cardboard Bales

Through the years, that snug little house—which looks just like a straw bale—has remained one of my favorites. I love to see people’s reactions when they realize the house is made from garbage. It seems so logical—such a natural use of an abundant unnatural resource. Yet the idea is just now starting to catch on. A team of Auburn University students has built a student housing apartment using a similar method, which they call Curocon (corrugated construction). Casa Futebol: Architects Want to Turn Brazil's Stadiums Into Affordable Housing. Now that the World Cup euphoria is starting to settle down, the question remains-what will Brazil do with the 12 stadiums built for the massive sport event?

Architects Axel de Stampa and Sylvain Macaux of 1Week1Project created hypothetical designs entitled Casa Futebol that propose to insert affordable housing units into the existing structures. Recommissioned Silos - Life In A Roundhouse. Round houses have been a successful design option for thousands of years. Wind passes around the building and finds no resistance. Round buildings achieve much higher wind ratings than traditional straight edged buildings. Bulletproof & Fireproof House Made From Used Plastic Bottles. This 2 bedroom house built from recycled plastic bottles is bulletproof and fireproof and can withstand earthquakes. Oh, and it also reportedly holds a comfy year-round temperature of 64 degrees F.

The bottles were filled with sand and are held together by mud and cement to form a solid wall that supposedly is stronger than cinder clocks. A man builds a wall with plastic bottles in the village of Sabon Yelwa. WikiHouse. Natural Building Techniques Around the World. Pallet House Build. In the summer of 2011, volunteers from all over the country came together to build a house of pallets for a family on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The powerful experiences of living and working on the reservation were transformational for every participant of the build. Straw Bale, Cob, Earth Bag. Natural Building Blog. (oBud.pl) Dom to coś więcej niż ściany i dach. Hempcrete: The Green Movement returns to its Roots. America Could End Homelessness in One Year by Doing This. Why Use Lime Instead Of Cement.

I Didn't Know That - Concrete Tent. New giant 3D printer can build a house in 24 hours. (TruthSeekerDaily) Scientists claim to have developed a revolutionary new giant 3D concrete printer that can build a 2,500-square-foot house in just 24 hours. The 3D printer, developed by Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis from the University of Southern California, could be used to build a whole house, layer by layer, in a single day. Tyre tiles roof system. This Seaweed-Covered House Is the World's Coziest Sushi Roll.

<img title="" alt="" src=" />This cute cottage is completely covered in seaweed. Photo: Helene Høyer Mikkelsen/Realdania Byg <img title="" alt="" src=" />The ceiling panels are filled with seaweed, wrapped in linen, and mounted on MDF boards prior to installation. Strawbale Innovation in the UK. I just spotted this on Shedworking.co.uk.

It’s a tiny strawbale house offered by amazonails, the leading strawbale building company in the UK. Modern Seaweed House Inspired by Traditional Techniques. Tunes in Tiles: Recycling Records & CDs into Roof Shingles. See-Through, Light-Transmitting … Concrete?! DIY Mud-Brick Machine Builds Life-Sized, LEGO-Style Blocks. Fast Fungi Bricks: Mushroom Blocks Better than Concrete?! Mushroom House: The Tiny Home Stuffed With Mushrooms. Eco-Friendly Home Uses Only Straw for Heating and Cooling.

Forget Shipping Containers Use Box Culverts - SHTF & Prepping Central. Groundbreaking waterless toilet could help millions who lack access to plumbing.