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NB Residence / Jacobsen Arquitetura

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  760
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

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

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 HoledeckOne available configuration of Holedeck. Image Courtesy of HoledeckCourtesy of HoledeckCourtesy of Holedeck+ 14

Plank & Tile Snap-In panel / Hunter Douglas Contract

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

This month we would like to introduce you the Box Series, another product from Hunter Douglas Contract, part of the Linear Ceiling System.