Organic, Light and Resistant: Thermoset Technology In Architecture


Orbis Façade / ARM (Ashton Raggatt McDougall). Image Courtesy of Shapeshell

Orbis Façade / ARM (Ashton Raggatt McDougall). Image Courtesy of Shapeshell

Initially created for aerospace purposes, materials based on advanced fiber-reinforced thermoset technology are increasingly being considered not only to manufacture specific building elements but also to change the way buildings are conceived, designed and built. Despite being incredibly resistant –almost six times stronger than steel– fiber-reinforced materials are light and easy to handle, allowing the creation of complexly shaped but efficient architectural projects.

We spoke with experts from ShapeShift, the creators of the ShapeShell product, in order to deepen our understanding of this technology and learn more about how we can take advantage of its possibilities in our future projects.  

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