Although it has been providing us shelter and always coming up with solutions to meet the ever-rising needs of humans and cities for millennia, it’s undoubtedly that architecture is a field of construction where innovation always surprises us and never fails to impress. Throughout the course of history, architecture has always found new ways of providing us with the usual: four walls and a roof.
Materials that will revolutionize innovative building
The much-anticipated revolution in the construction industry is slowly gaining traction. With the advent of augmented reality, BIM, virtual reality, project management, drones, and more, researchers and several institutes around the world are now taking modern technology to the next level. In the recent past, advances in concrete and other construction materials has been intense and aggressive. Thanks to these and much more, the industry has offered a convincing answer to the big question of how construction materials and technologies could look like in the future.
These and many more materials could be a game-changer:
- Self-healing concrete
- Floating piers
- Translucent wood
- Martian concrete
- Light-generating cement
The revolution isn’t just going to encompass construction materials only, but will also take construction technologies to a whole new level. A good example is our temperature-controlled tennis court construction. The design of this tennis court is dictated by the high architectural and environmental quality. The design features a glue-laminated timber frame and a roof made of a translucent textile membrane. The roof’s curved shape is inspired by other world’s iconic sporting facilities. Our modern building systems that combine textile membranes with rational energy use to regulate temperature make it possible to construct a building with low capital investment and manageable environmental impact.
Another example of modern building system is temperate gymnasium construction. These gymnasiums can heat up to 16°C for selected sporting events during the year. This allows for nearly all sporting events in uniquely designed spaces. These gymnasiums are constructed using either single or double-walled textile covers. Thermal comfort in the sporting halls is provided by a combination of gas radiant panels and an exclusive SMC2 air handing system.