International Examples of Sustainable Construction

PROJECT SUMMARY

Construction in vivo - Microstructure research for building skins

Microstructure research for building skins seeks to develop a sustainable skin which offers construction without joints, as well as load-bearing, ventilation, thermal and noise insulation, and changing light penetration capacities.

Both high-tech and traditional building materials are involved in this interdisciplinary project combining design, materials science and engineering.

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“A visionary and novel idea” – Holcim Awards Jury
 
“Next Generation” prizes for project visions
 
Project Entry 2008 for North America
Project Details
Location
Cambridge, MA, USA Cambridge, MA, USA
Prizes
Holcim Awards
“Next Generation” 1st prize 2008
North America
Authors
Neri  Oxman
MAIN AUTHOR
Neri Oxman
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
John Anastasios Hart
FURTHER AUTHORS
John Anastasios Hart
University of Michigan
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