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Category: Construction

This Hidden Honeycomb Structure Makes Gravel Driveways, Walkways Smooth, Stable and Flood-Resistant

This is the DuPont Plantex GroundGrid, an innovative, three-dimensional geotextile-based structure used to securely and neatly pack in stone, gravel, or soil in order to provide a stable surface for both pedestrian and trafficked areas. It can be used in private driveways, paths, private car parks, golf courses, and artificial surface sports fields.

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Mexico City’s Concrete Highway Pillars Have Transformed into Lush Vertical Gardens

In an effort to improve air quality and to make Mexico City’s Beltway, a heavily-used, iconic expressway, more aesthetically pleasing, the private sector in Mexico City has created the Vía Verde (the Green Way). This “eco-friendly” initiative has transformed more than 1,000 concrete columns into over 15 acres of lush vertical gardens.

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These Software-Controlled Umbrellas In Medina, Saudi Arabia Create the Biggest Convertible Roof in the World

Saudi Arabia’s Holy Mosque of the Prophet in Medina is a spectacular sight to see with its stunning architecture and ornate design, then couple that with two expansions and massive outdoor courtyards. Yet it needed to accommodate more people – 250,000 to be exact, so they came up with an extraordinary canopy concept called the Madinah Piazza Shading Project.

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This Autonomous ‘Bricklayer Bot’ Constructed a Home in Just 3 Days

Australian company FBR has developed a revolutionary bricklaying robot called the Hadrian X that can build a 3-bedroom, 2-bath house in just three days. This autonomous construction robot can be mounted into a classic cab over engine truck to easily transport it between locations.

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These Lego-Like Building Blocks Let You Easily Change Your Living Space

EverBlock Systems has developed a modular building system of oversized plastic blocks that can be easily constructed into all types of objects, including walls, props or displays. Like Legos for adults, these building blocks are universal and can be stacked and organized into any shape, pattern, or size.

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These Portable And Temporary Housing Units Can Be Set Up For Up To 100 Rooms In One Day

Founder of Flexotels, Hubert von Heijden of the Netherlands has taken glamping to another level of comfort. With over a decade of expertise, his manufacturing and rental company of temporary accommodation, or “portable hotels” has gotten a lot of buzz – and a lot of use from music and sports aficionados.

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Shipping Containers Turned Into Hospital ICU Pods To Fight Coronavirus

As hospitals around the world are reaching capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a project has initiated to convert repurposed shipping containers into mobile intensive care units (ICU). The aim is to support hospitals and communities as they struggle to treat an increasing number of patients with respiratory infections.

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