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JUST BENEATH THE SURFACE

REVIEWED BY AMBER N. WILEY FROM THE JANUARY 2019 ISSUE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE . New Orleans is ubiquitous in our collective imagery because of its robust sense of place. Tourism brochures and meeting programs essentialize the city–its food, music, architecture, and nightlife. In Cityscapes of New Orleans , the …

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Photovoltaic concrete facade uses sunlight to generate energy

Concrete facades could soon capture solar energy to strength builds, applying a prototype photovoltaic garmenting developed under materials corporation LafargeHolcim and electronics producer Heliatek. The product incorporates LafargeHolcim‘s concrete with a top layer of Heliatek‘s HeliaFilm — a flexible solar movie that is just one millimetre thick. The companies recently …

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Grenfell Tower reimagined as a black concrete-covered memorial

London-based architecture studio JAA has revealed a proposal to encase the burnt-out shell of Grenfell Tower in a sarcophagus of black concrete as a memorial to the victims of the fire. JAA developed the concept after becoming concerned that the “tragedy caused through negligence” would not be memorialised sufficiently, meaning …

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