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New York architect attempts to revitalise the urban construction scene

Architecture giant Woods Bagot have introduced a new super-green building system that they say ‘reimages and revitalises stalled constructions sites as 100% recyclable, high performance inflatable ‘Icebergs’’. The idea stems from New York Principal Jeffrey Holmes in an effort to adapt the somewhat unattractive construction sites that line the streets of the Big Apple. He explains: "Owners and developers are spending money every day to cover these idle sites, and people are hesitant to build on them in the meantime," said Holmes. "We wanted to make something high quality with a real presence to attract top-notch venues."

Designed for maximum impact with minimal means, the temporary structure design features recycled, recyclable and reusable materials that promote efficient delivery, installation, performance and disassembly whilst maximising vital light and air connections. The design uses a modular and reusable steel frame, wrapped in translucent polycarbonate panels at grade and topped by inflated pillows of super-lightweight ETFE (Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene).

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