ThNewBrick: Automatic to Robotic-Building Design for a Living Habitat

January 14, 2022

The Brick as a medium for architecture has been a key building material for its thermal, fireproof and structural capabilities through the ages. With the invention of the automatic brick-making machine and new fire insurance laws, Haverstraw became the brick capital of the world —producing 300 million bricks a year from the early 1800's to the mid-1900's. In the post modern era the use of bricks has been diminished. But can a new kind of Brick as a building material that is inherently more sustainable, be a solution in the current climate crisis? How can we develop materials in a built environment that not only enhances and helps the human community but animal habitat as well?

Date : Fri, January 14, 2022

Time : 07:00 - 08:00 AM (GMT +8)

Location : Online

Join us as we discuss with Architecture Professor Jonathan Scelsa how the humble brick through the use of new technology can become the centerpiece of a new paradigm. In this paradigm, robotic technology enables the building of structures for humans to live in harmony with nature while enhancing the flora and fauna surrounding them.

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