Extraordinary possibilities for future concrete structures

T J Ibell, J J Orr, Kaloyana Kostova, A P Darby, M Evernden

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Concrete, most widely used construction material, is a fluid that offers the opportunity to economically create structures of almost any geometry. However, this unique fluidity is seldom capitalised on, with concrete instead being cast into rigid prismatic moulds to create high material use structures with large carbon footprints. This paper will demonstrate how replacing conventional orthogonal moulds with a flexible system comprised primarily low-cost fabric sheets can utilise the fluidity of concrete to create extraordinary possibilities for highly optimised, architecturally interesting, building forms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-248
Number of pages10
JournalThe IES Journal Part A: Civil & Structural Engineering
Issue number4
Early online date13 Aug 2013
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013


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