Icelandic architect Arnhildur Palmadottir has put forward an outlandish design proposal, involving controlled lava eruptions. The professional is certainly pushing the envelope on architectural innovations and she shared her idea during the 2022 DesignMarch festival in Reykjavík.
Titled 'Lavaforming,' Arnhildur Palmadottir suggested that controlled lava eruptions can be utilized to create buildings. After all, "lava is the building material of the earth," as the Icelandic architect told Dezeen in an interview. Such a radical pivot in material use is not only mind-boggling but it would also be "substantially more sustainable" than the current options—steel and concrete, for example. The Lavaforming proposal includes three possible uses for the material. For one, the lava will be cooled and used as "traditional building material." Secondly, it can be 3D printed in a molten state. And, thirdly, it can be used as the structural basis for a city.
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Arnhildur Palmadottir Wants to Utilize Controlled Lava Eruptions
1. Lavaforming Architecture - Utilizing controlled lava eruptions to create buildings, which are substantially more sustainable compared to current options
2. Sustainable Building Materials - Exploring new building materials to create sustainable structures
3. 3D Printing in Construction - Utilizing 3D printing technology to create molten lava structures
1. Architecture - Creating new design proposals and materials that can revolutionize the architectural industry
2. Construction - Incorporating new sustainable materials and construction techniques to build more environmentally friendly structures
3. Materials Science - Developing and researching new materials that can be used for construction and architecture