Looking through glass that charges your car Developed by tech start-up Physee, a spin-off from Holland’s Technical University of Delft, windows covered with a transparent luminescent coating to convert 30% of light normally reflected from the surface into invisible light is collected and converted via solar cell strips inside the window frame. The light travels […]
Off-Site into Factories As house-building increasingly embraces factory based prefabrication, the associated logistics, especially transport to site, presents another set of issues.
Second Tallest Building to Shard Research by Cambridge University, PLP Architecture and structural engineers Smith & Wallwork has presented London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, with conceptual plans for an 80-storey, 300m high wooden tower for the Barbican complex. The proposals make it the second tallest building in London after The Shard. ….
Off-site” to provide long term protection By strengthening its offsite capabilities to reduce reliance on onsite trades, Willmott Dixon aims to shore up the future of its residential construction business
Seeing Through Wood By removing lignin from a piece of balsa wood and infusing it with a transparent plastic polymer, researchers at Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology have created a nano modified transparent wood that can be mass produced to replace glass in windows, façades and solar cells.