SEARCH IN BRIEF

 
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).

IN BRIEF
Friday 09 July 2010
Horizontal and vertical elevator system using linear motors revealed by ThyssenKrupp
Fri 28 Nov 2014
Green light for Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners' Geneva Airport scheme
Thu 27 Nov 2014
Fulton Trotter Architects appoints Justine Ebzery as Practice Operations and Business Manager
Wed 26 Nov 2014
Images surface of Disney relocation tower blocks subsiding into one another in Chuansha Town
Wed 26 Nov 2014
KPF releases statement on the passing of Paul Katz, Managing Partner at Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Tue 25 Nov 2014
Green light for Fielden House at London Bridge
Mon 24 Nov 2014
Japan's Maglev reaches speeds of 500km/ph
Fri 21 Nov 2014
Hawkins\Brown-designed hybrid timber tower tops out in London
Fri 21 Nov 2014