WHOA! I want to do this!!!
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s engineering department hosts an open house festival every year and this year they demonstrated the load bearing capabilities of a concrete cylinder using a huge hydraulic press. This cylinder was able to withstand a good amount of pressure before…exploding. Neat video — and nobody gets hurt. Win win!
Wow, this is really neat technology. I heard about this a few years back but have never really seen it in action until now. Huge implications for humanitarian aid and instant deployment where traditional building materials aren’t easily transported.
It’s always refreshing to be confronted by something completely abnormal in terms of architecture trends. While most featured works of architecture are often set in bright, sunny, and white settings, here’s one that’s completely opposite. Tommaso Sartori built this concrete home to be sort of like a cave. Only slits of light coming through and [...]
Only a guidance system inside. I did not know that!