Flexible Endurance

Industrial materials take on more malleability to accommodate today's needs

Implications - Though first and foremost, construction materials must be durable, architectural needs -- whether they be aesthetic or functional -- call for flexibility as well. As a response, more malleable, yet strong materials are being developed. This pursuit of perfection speaks to the nature of progress in the technology-driven world.
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Woven Concrete Structures - Weave.X Was Built Through the Use of Computational Design
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Woven Concrete Structures
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Rollable Cement Alternatives - This Alternative to Cement is Twice as Strong and Easier to Transport
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Flexible Fiber Seating - The Beton Seating Units Are Made with Glass Fiber-Reinforced Concrete
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Flexible Fiber Seating
The Beton Seating Units Are Made with Glass Fiber-Reinforced Concrete
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Twisted Concrete Galleries - This Contemporary Art Center Features Unusual Dimensions
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Twisted Concrete Galleries
This Contemporary Art Center Features Unusual Dimensions
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