Making concrete more sustainable: fabric formwork
From Sarah Ford-Hutchinson on April 19th, 2016
Remo Pedreschi, Professor of Architectural Technology at the Edinburgh School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture (ESALA), explains how an innovative student project has been using flexible "fabric formwork" to impove the carbon footprint of concrete - often by up to 35%.
In doing so, their technique has the potential to change our perceptions of this unappreciated material by casting architecturally interesting, optimised structures that beg to be touched.
For more information on the project, visit http://www.ed.ac.uk/about/sustainability/themes/climate-change/research/fabric-formwork
For an explanation of fabric formwork, visit http://ow.ly/4mIX5C
ESALA's website: http://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/architecture-landscape-architecture
Music: "Lovely, Lonely" by YEYEY, licensed under CC-BY-NC: http://ow.ly/4mIW79