Today we had a meeting for a new imagine book, it will be about concrete and will be called concretable. We keep you in the loop, but we assume it will take another few month till we are able to hold it in our hands …
Beeing able to witness the progress of the new city hall in Delft its quite amazing how prefab facade elements are able to change the apperance of a building. While the red steel structure is still visible, mounting the unitised facade panels already forms the envelope of the building. Looking at these pictures one realised that the facade is really like a thin layer wrapping around the structure and forming architecture.
With just a few centimetres of glass, aluminium and steel the overall performance of the building is done …ok we would hope so, an exterior sun shade is not visible nor a operable window …
While the space in the city gets more and more scarce, you have to deal with the fact that we have to build next to the city highways. Freshly graduated TU Delft student Ron Valkenet imagined a clever as also attractive solution. He used trees to filter the pollution from the highway, set up a double facade towards the highway to allow the people to have a comfortable apartment with a great view, and opened the complex for the public by an open park in the middle.
What a great solution for a problem we have to face, seeing this, we would love to live there.
While others try to improve the layer resolution to smoothen their 3D printed parts, DMG added a complete CNC milling unit, so a truely hybrid machine, have a look and dont miss the actual process at the end. what an impressive machine.
The central station in Den Hague is aproaching its finish, while downstairs the work is still not completed the huge roof structure of the main hall is already visible. If you have a close look, you are able to spot a few people up in the sky that are doing some finishing touches. Quite amazing working so high.
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If you are a long time follower of our blog you may have recognized that we have posted a lot of content from the bucky lab the TU Delft prototyping master class. We have now started a new blog dedicated to the bucky lab, so if you are interested have a look and follow us also there: