HiLo research overview published

HiLo research overview published

We are very pleased that our paper discussing the HiLo project has been accepted for publication. The Journal of Building Engineering is a scientific outlet…

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HiLo Exterior

HiLo Exterior

Image: Doug & Wolf.

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HiLo Interior

HiLo Interior

The interior of HiLo. Image: Doug & Wolf.

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Innovative floor system

Innovative floor system

A lightweight floor system, featuring funicular vaulting and structural ribs, saves more than 70% of material and most reinforcement steel compared to traditional concrete slabs….

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Coupling TABS with lightweight structures

Coupling TABS with lightweight structures

This research investigates a concept of combining a thermal space conditioning system with a lightweight structural floor element, which reduces initial embodied energy. The thermally…

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Structural design, engineering and optimization of the NEST HiLo roof Published

Structural design, engineering and optimization of the NEST HiLo roof Published

A new article on parametric structural design, engineering and optimisation of the NEST HiLo roof has been published in the Journal of the International Association for Shell…

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Funicular floor system prototype published in Engineering Structures

Funicular floor system prototype published in Engineering Structures

A paper on the successful design, fabrication and mechanical test of the funicular floor system was published in the peer reviews journal Engineering structures. Here follows…

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Adaptive Solar Facade

Adaptive Solar Facade

The building facade greatly impacts how much heat has to be added or removed in order to retain a comfortable indoor climate. Given that these…

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Funicular floor system presented at the 2016 Venice Biennale

Funicular floor system presented at the 2016 Venice Biennale

The NEST HiLo funicular floor system was presented in the “Beyond Bending ” exhibition at the corderie dell’arsenale in the Venice Biennale. Invited for the 15th…

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Floor thermal analysis presented at BSO 2016

Floor thermal analysis presented at BSO 2016

  Thermal analysis of the funicular floor was presented at the Building Simulation and Optimisation Conference (BSO 16). The conference was hosted by the International…

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