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Will Mclean

Stories

  • Index

    Air Apparent: Pneumatic StructuresSubscription

    3 April, 2014

    First posited in the 1960s, the idea of pneumatic structures as a progressive and lightweight alternative to ‘normalʼ construction has renewed relevance to the current re-evaluation of energy use and new forms of climatically responsive envelopes

  • Knitectonics

    Printed MatterSubscription

    3 April, 2013

    Increasing advancements behind 3D printing have triggered much excitement amongst architects and the media but is such fascination misguided?

  • Inflatable Concrete Domes

    Skill: Inflatable Concrete DomesSubscription

    31 January, 2013Comments (1)

    Frustrated by both expensive and labour-intensive methods of moulding concrete with steel or wooden formwork, Italian architect Dante Bini pioneered ‘air structures’: gigantic balloons that could be covered with a thin layer of concrete then inflated to form domes in a matter of hours

  • Factory

    Recasting TerracottaSubscription

    28 May, 2012

    Cast, glazed and fired, clay is the original mass-produced building material. Today, innovative production technologies are opening a new chapter in the biography of this versatile substance

  • In the Frame

    In the frameSubscription

    31 October, 2011Comments (1)

    An overarching challange: reciprocal-framed structures