Adaptable Edifice

Weather-proofing goes a step further with new materials

Implications - Global warming has created unpredictable circumstances in many parts of the world. This creates a need for more adaptable structures; it all begins with industrial materials, and the development of more extreme weather proofing. This adaptability goes beyond the tangible circumstances and materials, and into a need for efficient and effective solutions to global problems.
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Moveable Concrete Houses - This House on the Coast Can Be Moved to Adapt to the Changing Environment
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Moveable Concrete Houses
This House on the Coast Can Be Moved to Adapt to the Changing Environment
This moveable concrete house can be completely uprooted and re-situated while remaining intact. The coastline is changing—much like the very land this home sits on—but with stellar... [More]
Aluminum Alpine Shelters - This Slovenian Shelter Can Handle Extreme Winter Conditions
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This Year and Warm 1,457 Clicks Pub: Oct 14, 16
Aluminum Alpine Shelters
This Slovenian Shelter Can Handle Extreme Winter Conditions
The Bivak II na Jezerih, translated to Bivouac II on the Lakes, is an innovative new alpine shelter that is situated high up in the Julian Alps of Slovenia and is decided to be able to handle some... [More]
Flood-Alleviating Cement - This Eco-Friendly Pervious Concrete Reduces Strain on Local Drainage
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Warm 1,200 Clicks Pub: Oct 29, 15
Flood-Alleviating Cement
This Eco-Friendly Pervious Concrete Reduces Strain on Local Drainage
In addition to preventing floods, this pervious concrete is good for the environment. Lafarge Tarmac is dedicated to sustainable construction solutions, which includes a porous cement that reduces... [More]
Ice-Melting Roadways - This Conductive Concrete Roadway Melts Snow and Ice on Contact
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Warm 596 Clicks Pub: Feb 10, 16
Ice-Melting Roadways
This Conductive Concrete Roadway Melts Snow and Ice on Contact
Lim Nguyen and Chris Tuan from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, created a conductive concrete roadway that can solve the issue of keeping roads clear in winter. Although many cities have... [More]
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