Posts Categorized: Construction

Overhead canopy moved by drones

An overhead canopy can be shifted around by drones to change shape with changing weather conditions.

Folded facade reduces skyscraper energy bill

A new skyscraper features a folded design that blends solid aluminium panels with strategically-placed glass to reduce heat from sunlight and therefore save energy.

New elevator design could disrupt city infrastructure

A new elevator concept uses magnets and a rollercoaster-style rail design to enable greater degrees of freedom for transporting people, and more, around skyscrapers and across cities.

Graphene makes concrete stronger and greener

By incorporating graphene into concrete, scientists have created a stronger and more sustainable water-resistant material.