This Innovative Concrete Slab System Uses up to 55% Less Concrete

16:00 - 23 December, 2015
This Innovative Concrete Slab System Uses up to 55% Less Concrete, Courtesy of Holedeck
Courtesy of Holedeck

One of the defining images of the 2014 Venice Biennale came from Rem Koolhaas' "Elements of Architecture" exhibition, where a section of a suspended false ceiling, replete with ducts and wiring, was dramatically juxtaposed with the soaring domed ceiling of the Giardini's central pavilion. The gesture was intended as a criticism of architecture's reduction to mere surface treatment - but to the makers of Holedeck, a structural system which recently won CTBUH's 2015 Tall Building Innovation Award, the sins of the typical concrete slab and suspended ceiling are much more far-reaching.

Holedeck's concrete slab system claims to use 55% less concrete than a standard concrete slab, making it significantly more environmentally friendly than standard concrete structures, while reducing the thickness of floor plates to allow a greater number of floors in tall buildings.

Holedeck with mechanical and electrical systems installed. Image Courtesy of Holedeck One available configuration of Holedeck. Image Courtesy of Holedeck Courtesy of Holedeck Courtesy of Holedeck +16

Plank & Tile Snap-In panel / Hunter Douglas Contract

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This month, we would like to introduce the Plank & Tile Snap-In panel, a great product from the Ceiling System line of Hunter Douglas Contract.

Box Series / Hunter Douglas Contract

15:19 - 2 November, 2009

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