KnitCrete – Shaping concrete construction with knitted textiles

As part of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication, researchers from the Block Research Group and the Physical Chemistry of Building Materials Group of ETH Zurich have joined forces to develop and test a novel knitted formwork system for building bespoke, doubly-curved geometries in concrete. Their first experiment resulted in a small-scale concrete bridge prototype. ...

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