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The Reasons Offsite - a Virtual Exhibition on Prefab and Modular Architecture

The project presents a collection of buildings and building systems significant in the historical evolution of modular and prefabricated architecture. The contents are shown in a virtual reality environment, through VR headset kits, which transport the audience to a 20x20m virtual space filled with panels and architectural models.

The goal is to picture several stages of this evolution. Examples of different buildings are shown, from the 17th century to the present, from anonymous architecture to Jean Prouvé, Walter Gropius, Buckminster Fuller, Shigeru Ban and MVRDV.

“The Reasons Offsite” intends to point out conflicts between prefab building systems and traditional ones. Standardization vs.

A History of Concrete Molds, From Thomas Edison's Failed Cement Company to "Habitat 67"

The use of concrete in construction is probably one of the main trademarks of 20th century architecture. Concrete is composed of a combination of materials which when mixed with water solidify into the shape of the container where it is poured in. In this sense, it is the container or the ‘moulds’ who rule the outcome. The reuse of molds for casting concrete is a technique used to replicate and control the production of concrete elements or buildings. Architects and designers have used/created diverse types of molds and casting techniques to explore the limits of the material.

SUMMARY Presents a Concrete Installation at the 2016 Venice Biennale

Text description from the architects. At the 15th edition of the Venice Biennale, Alejandro Aravena invited us to look at new fields of action, projects that intend to improve life quality and stories of success that are worth getting to know. Thus, Samuel Gonçalves, founder of the SUMMARY studio, the youngest studio invited, was selected to present his work “infrastructure-structure-architecture” with the purpose of showing the concept behind his project Gomos System.

How To Build a 1,000-Square-Meter Building in Just a Few Months

After the Gomos#1 prototype and the exhibition at the Venice Biennale, SUMMARY studio unveils a new project using its modular building system.