Architecture and Construction

Groundbreaking research in road construction

A testing facility for optimizing concrete roadways has been inaugurated at the University of Stuttgart. 70 percent of passenger and freight traffic today goes by road. Road surfaces made of…

Preparing flood-risk areas for climate change

In carrying out the rebuilding work in the disaster areas along the River Ahr and other rivers in North-Rhine Westphalia, how can settlements and infrastructure be adapted to future heavy…

A concrete solution

Recycled concrete and CO2 from the air are made into a new building material. A new kind of concrete could reduce emissions from the construction industry. Calcium carbonate concrete is…

Light construction, efficient operation

Boasting an intricate, doubly curved concrete roof, lightweight funicular floors, and self-learning building technology, the latest addition to Empa and Eawag’s NEST research building in Duebendorf, Switzerland officially opened today….

The world’s first adaptive high-rise opens

Demonstrator high-rise impresses with its active elements. The opening ceremony for the world’s first adaptive high-rise building took place on the University of Stuttgart’s Campus Vaihingen on October 5, 2021,…

Design as a boost for renewable energy

Solar cells as design objects now adorn the façade above the main entrance to the NEST building of Empa and Eawag. The design is the result of an interdisciplinary competition…

Packages to simplify deep renovation of buildings

A European project led by Eurac Research has developed standard solutions suitable for every climate zone. The starting point is a modular prefabricated wooden façade that can include insulation and…

Towards a novel material culture

Maison Fibre of the University of Stuttgart at Biennale Architettura 2021. In response to the exhibition theme “How will we live together?”, the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD)…

How the Building Sector Can Achieve Its Climate Targets After All

With the currently adopted climate protection measures, Germany will neither achieve its previous, nor the more stringent European, climate protection targets in the building sector by 2050. Two roadmaps from…

New type of ventilator for virus-free air

The danger of becoming infected with the coronavirus is especially high in enclosed spaces. This is because aerosols – which play a key role in the transmission of COVID-19 –…

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