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New, more sustainable material to create road surfaces

New waste- and byproduct-based components are being studied in Ecaryse project, which are more sustainable for the environment and more economically efficient. 

16/04/2021

Tungsteno

Straw-bale houses re-emerge as an energy saving trend

The COVID-19 crisis has forced us to rethink the spaces we inhabit and sustainability seems to be the key ingredient for the future of housing. As the ultimate expression of this trend, passive houses use recyclable materials and optimise energy expenditure without sacrificing comfort, design or safety.

07/04/2021

Tungsteno

Using fungi to create the clothes and smart homes of the future

The smart fabric revolution has a new player: fungi. Their ability to detect a variety of stimuli—chemical, mechanical and electrical—makes them potentially key components for monitoring the environment in a new generation of wearable devices. And these properties have already proven effective in the construction industry.

10/03/2021

Tungsteno

Building a house in 24 hours: the new era of prefabs

3D printing has revolutionised construction by allowing materials and infrastructure to be designed in a fraction of the time, while improving durability and reducing costs. Now, this new trend in prefabrication has continued to gain steam, and is even positioning itself as a winning solution for the post-COVID era, from folding houses to dwellings that can be erected in 24 hours.

24/02/2021

Tungsteno

Five ways to get a greener concrete

Considered the most widely used artificial product in the world, concrete is also one of the materials whose manufacturing process has the greatest environmental impact. The risk of its intensive use, favored by urban concentration, tries to curb with solutions that seek to reduce the carbon footprint to zero by 2050.

02/12/2020

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