February 23, 2014

The Next Nature of Concrete via Archi-ninja

Wilfredo Mendez explores the notion of concrete’s future paradigm in this essay recently published in archi-ninja.com. The main statement is based on Mendez research which started in 2008 and has been evolved from the optimum morphology of reinforced concrete structures into a meta-material design inspired by the resilience of bones. Furthermore, the essay takes the investigation one step further by proposing pre-programmed postures for concrete buildings in order to adapt morphology to sudden forces such as a human body does.

Special thanks to Linda Bennett, archi-ninja.com founder and editor, for her invitation to publish an article of mine in such a wonderful architecture website