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Regional Holcim Awards 2020
North America

Regional Holcim Awards 2020 North America

Virtual Awards jury meeting for North America including (from top left): Marilyne Andersen, Benno Hossbach, Mitchell Joachim, Sarah Graham, Luisa Pastore, Christophe Levy, Reed Kroloff, Sarah Whiting, Sharon Johnston, Jesse LeCavalier, and Sarah Burch.
Off the Wall – Canada
Off the Wall – Canada
Note: IXIM was a word that the Mayan culture used to refer to corn and everything related to it.
Off the Wall – Canada
Off the Wall – Canada
The use of CKD is key to IXIM material development, providing compactability and structural properties to the compound. This is useful to create insulation or masonry veneer walls ideally to be used for interior partitions, insulation or wall coating systems.
Off the Wall – Canada
Off the Wall – Canada
IXIM – Using mainly CKD, a natural binder (derived from fish byproduct as the adhesive agents), and different crop residues to develop a unique material. Depending on the fiber used, different natural colors, weights and textures can be obtained with the utilization of CKD.
Off the Wall – Canada
Off the Wall – Canada
Different colors, weight, and textures.
Off the Wall – Canada
Off the Wall – Canada
Raw materials – CKD (centre), crop fibres (bottom), fish by-products (top).
Off the Wall – Canada
Off the Wall – Canada
IXIM-CKD of corn stover, rice husk and bean pods. Drying process – key part of the product development.
Off the Wall – Canada
Off the Wall – Canada
Before and after polishing (last production process).
Off the Wall – Canada
Off the Wall – Canada
Panel – new prototype. Dimensions: 40l x 40w x 5.8h.
Off the Wall – Canada
Off the Wall – Canada
Different angle perspectives – IXIM use waste to create change.
Off the Wall – Canada
Off the Wall – Canada
Original sources where IXIM leverage byproducts to mix them with CKD.
Off the Wall – Canada
Off the Wall – Canada
Daniel Gonzalez and Noor Shaikh – Sustainable management master students at the University of Waterloo.
Unmaking Architecture – New York
Unmaking Architecture – New York
Glass. Prototype model that presents a pattern that can adapt to the irregular glass provided.
Unmaking Architecture – New York
Unmaking Architecture – New York
Speculative tower constructed from concrete rectangles. Each object is a different size and has been located in place through the use of an AI method that finds optimal arrangements of irregular material based on target geometry. Floor plates are most commonly cut apart using a slab saw; 100 hp diesel engines, spinning diamond tipped saws, and requiring water pressure.
Unmaking Architecture – New York
Unmaking Architecture – New York
With this model the entire library can be matched onto an adjustable shape, allowing for a holistic optimization where all elements simultaneously arranged. Heavy Concrete elements are transported into place by barge, and lifted by crane into new temporary assemblies. Material is no longer discarded, but rather put into new holding patterns that can maintain valuable material through generations.
Unmaking Architecture – New York
Unmaking Architecture – New York
70% of a buildings structure exists in the floor plate. The slab saw can extract such material.
Unmaking Architecture – New York
Unmaking Architecture – New York
Floor-plates. Optimisation of the arrangement using computational modelling methods.
Unmaking Architecture – New York
Unmaking Architecture – New York
Rubble. Geometry is translated into a library of points that can be analyzed in the sorting phase.
Unmaking Architecture – New York
Unmaking Architecture – New York
Rubble. Sorting and arranging elements into an arch.
Unmaking Architecture – New York
Unmaking Architecture – New York
Rubble. Optimization of the arrangement of elements using computational modelling methods.
Unmaking Architecture – New York
Unmaking Architecture – New York
Glass. Pavilion Constructed from 178 irregular planes.
Unmaking Architecture – New York
Unmaking Architecture – New York
Glass. Holding Patterns provide a destination for material that would otherwise be trashed.
Unmaking Architecture – New York
Unmaking Architecture – New York
Daniel Jonathan Meiklejon Marshall – Teaching Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dept. of Architecture.
Pure Inhale – Connecticut
Pure Inhale – Connecticut
The WHO calls air pollution “the biggest environmental risk to [human] health”. Urban air handling systems do not always address persistently high levels of pollutants, despite reducing indoor air quality issues by ventilating indoor spaces with filtered exterior air. Preliminary research suggests active plant-based systems may address these areas: decreasing ventilation requirements/building energy use while benefiting indoor inhabitant health. Image in collaboration with fellows at Yale CEA.
Pure Inhale – Connecticut
Pure Inhale – Connecticut
The photosynthetic capacity of plants, alongside metabolic activity of microorganisms associated with plant root systems (the most diverse microbial communities in the world), could evolve to concurrently break down manmade pollutants such as VOCs, sequester particulate matter, and alter indoor CO2 combating human health related impacts of poor indoor air quality. Image in collaboration with fellows at Yale CEA.
Pure Inhale – Connecticut
Pure Inhale – Connecticut
Multi-scalar building-integrated vegetated indoor air bioremediation. Image collaboration: Yale CEA.
Pure Inhale – Connecticut
Pure Inhale – Connecticut
AMPs wall testing for air quality and microbiome. Image Collaboration: Yale CEA.
Pure Inhale – Connecticut
Pure Inhale – Connecticut
Large scale installation in PSACII. Air quality and microbiome tests. Image Collaboration: Yale CEA.
Pure Inhale – Connecticut
Pure Inhale – Connecticut
Preliminary testing for formaldehyde remediation by growing media. Image collaboration: Yale CEA/RPI.
Pure Inhale – Connecticut
Pure Inhale – Connecticut
AMPs within an Ecological Living Module (ELM). Image Collaboration: Yale CEA and the UN.
Pure Inhale – Connecticut
Pure Inhale – Connecticut
ELM interior and exterior green walls. Image Collaboration: Yale CEA and the UN.
Pure Inhale – Connecticut
Pure Inhale – Connecticut
ELM interior and exterior green walls. Image Collaboration: Yale CEA and the UN.
Pure Inhale – Connecticut
Pure Inhale – Connecticut
ELM interior and exterior green walls. Image Collaboration: Yale CEA and the UN.
Pure Inhale – Connecticut
Pure Inhale – Connecticut
Phoebe Mankiewicz, Yale CEA Interdisciplinary PhD Student.
Performative Landscapes in Florida
Performative Landscapes in Florida
Raceway section: Sloped open pond allows for self-churning, limiting the energy use in production.
Performative Landscapes in Florida
Performative Landscapes in Florida
Symbiotic Landscapes: To limit material requirements, the installed equipment (bioreactors, ponds) are structurally integral, requiring limited additional structure. These instruments define primitive geometries that are situated within the landscape. Playful landforms are constructed by fortifying the reactors with existing soil, providing a barrier and structural support that articulates the underlying geometries of the system. These bioreactors collect over 90% of C02 produced by the station.
Performative Landscapes in Florida
Performative Landscapes in Florida
Ash and Aquaculture: The existing Manatee Viewing Center looks out over the proposed Harvesting Center, perched above the warm water discharge that feeds into the nature preserve. This facility is the heart of the post-human agricultural infrastructure, operating almost entirely through autonomous processes and self-regulation. The collected biomass is dried, gathered, and packaged for shipment along the existing rail lines. A constructed hillside fortifies the facility from the power station.
Performative Landscapes in Florida
Performative Landscapes in Florida
Site Plan: The project harnesses the resources of the lower Tampa Bay coastline, ecology and industry.
Performative Landscapes in Florida
Performative Landscapes in Florida
Circuit diagram: Existing material resources are combined to capture carbon and reduce waste.
Performative Landscapes in Florida
Performative Landscapes in Florida
New infrastructures: The three interventions surround the facility with a new productive landscape.
Performative Landscapes in Florida
Performative Landscapes in Florida
Existing conditions: Phosphate mine runoff leads to harmful algae blooms, ash water contaminates.
Performative Landscapes in Florida
Performative Landscapes in Florida
Bioreactor section: Clusters of 6000L bioreactors receive a direct CO2 feed from Big Bend Station.
Performative Landscapes in Florida
Performative Landscapes in Florida
Harvest center section: Biomass collection, storage, and conveyor transit system connect the park.
Performative Landscapes in Florida
Performative Landscapes in Florida
The sweeping terrain of the southern farm provides consistent solar exposure for the raceway ponds.
Performative Landscapes in Florida
Performative Landscapes in Florida
Samuel Clovis
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