Ultra-thin, curvy concrete roof is a monument to digital design

Ultra-thin, curvy concrete roof is a monument to digital design

3 pictures The ultra-thin, curved concrete roof, built as a prototype of a new fabrication method designed by ETH Zurich engineers Concrete has been around for millennia, but that doesn’t mean we can’t cook up new ways to build with the world’s favorite construction material. It’s been electrified to melt snow and used as an "ink" in 3D printers to quickly print entire buildings. Now, engineers at ETH Zurich have developed a more efficient method for building with the material, erecting an ultra-thin, curved prototype roof that’s 5 cm (2 in) thick on average, and designed to support energy-saving […]

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