builtech concrete

Fiber Reinforcement in Concrete

ABSTRACT Concrete has high compressive strength, stiffness, low thermal and electrical conductivity, but it lacks in tensile, flexural strength as well as structure formed is brittle and not tough. When fibers with small staple length...

Bubble Dome made from hundreds of TPU balls

Soon after completing their inflatable RGBubble pavilion on the Brown University campus, Rhode Island-based design collective Pneuhaus unveiled their Bubble Dome made up of hundreds of TPU balls. The team, led by three friends...
transparent bubble tent

Bubble Tent Can Be Setup Anywhere – Great for Stargazing

Transparent outdoor shelter for 1000$ The Bubble Tent is essentially a transparent outdoor shelter, rugged enough for any season, and perfect for stargazing on a clear night's sky. It's made from strong, water-proof and fire-retardant...
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Geosynthetics in Golf Course Construction

Most of the world’s best professional golfers were in Augusta, Georgia, USA from 9 – 12 April 2015 for the 79th edition of the Masters, the historic tournament that each April kicks of the PGA’s...
Clamshell tent

Tent you open like a Clamshell

Mollusc dome tent flips open to function as a scenic sunshade Intended as a versatile, all-day shelter for the wilderness, festival or even backyard, the Mollusc tent features a unique, nature-inspired flip-top construction. The dome...
Dynactiv Power

Dynactiv™ – new surface materials solutions

Innovative surface materials for industry sectors outside of the automotive industry. Benecke-Kaliko has greatly diversified its product portfolio outside of the automotive industry under the brand name Dynactiv™ Surfaces, offering a full range of innovative...

Sioen focus on technical textiles for tensile applications

At the Saudi Build fair in October, Sioen will showcase its vast range of technical textiles with special focus on tensile architecture applications. Sioen will present fabrics for tensile architecture divided into four distinct ranges...

The Ultimate in Architectural Accessories – Shape-Shifting Sunshades

These Shape-Shifting Sunshades React To Sunlight Whilst the design may be eye-catching, these twin office buildings in Abu Dhabi are actually fitted with stunning shape-shifting sunshades. Built in 2012 the original construction of the 145...

Modular POD tents

If you have ever wished for a more communal camping experience, you might want to check out these awesome POD tents from M2C Innovation. POD Tents can be built into multi-room units for festivals...

Ark Nova: World’s First Inflatable Concert Hall Will Tour Recovering Areas in Japan

In collaboration with Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, British sculptor Anish Kapoor has designed an inflatable, portable concert hall for the nationwide tour of the Lucerne Festival. He's dubbed the project “Ark Nova.” Kapoor—known for...
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