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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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