Dear reader, you know what you want. And in 2017 it was a lot. New technologies like carbon concrete or transparent wood, crazy and extraordinary buildings and sustainable materials. The range of themes is very broad. Here are the 5 most clicked articles in 2017.
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Top 1: Carbon concrete
Reinforced concrete has dominated the market for more than 100 years. In the last few years a new composite material has emerged which has more stability, durability and lightness: carbon concrete. In our article you find out about all the advantages and disadvantages of the material of the future.
Top 2: Transparent wood
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Wood has been used for centuries to construct buildings. But scientists are also constantly working on new materials, such as transparent wood. This might be the future in construction. Find out how it is manufactured and where it can be used in the future.
Top 3: 10 craziest buildings in the world
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Straight and clear is out, extraordinary and sensational is in. Why build simple and boring if you can have it colorful and eccentric. Climbing babies, cubed houses and a snail shell. Make the world a little bit more crazy. That is what the architects of these 10 buildings had in mind.
Top 4: 10 highest buildings in the world
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Big, bigger, eccentric and spectacular. There are almost no limits to creativity. Especially when it comes to high buildings. Many cities and skylines are consisting of breathtaking architecture. Follow us on a trip to the 10 highest buildings in the world.
Top 5: Building with bamboo or wood
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Building with bamboo is the current trend. Its high elasticity is especially suitable for earthquake-prone regions. Furthermore it is sustainable and rapid in growth. See the benefits and advantages of bamboo and wood on our blog article.