Steven Holl Architects’ Experimental “Crinkle Concrete”

Developed for Washington DC’s John F Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Steven Holl Architects’ experimental “crinkle concrete” treatment gives walls in the new expansion, known as The Reach, the appearance of crumpled paper. More than an aesthetic development of an ancient material, the cast-in-place concrete diffuses sound and offers additional acoustic support in performance spaces. In a detailed interview with CityLab, Garrick Ambrose, the project …

Design Brands Making Strides With Sustainability

As we grow more and more conscious of the impact of our purchases—be that in food, fashion and beyond—it’s important to be aware of brands doing their best to move sustainability forward. Dezeen recently put together a list of eight lighting, textile and furniture brands (from Kvadrat to Tala) that are making strides in this realm. Some of the companies run factories that operate on …

3D-Printing Could Rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral

Dutch-based Concr3de has proposed an innovative plan to rebuild Notre-Dame Cathedral: combine 3D-printing and the ashes and rubble from the site. Essentially the debris resulting from the fire would be used to create new materials to rebuild the landmark. The concept would certainly be the among the most high-profile applications of 3D-printing tech and Concr3de has already built a gargoyle as proof of concept, using …