Bioreceptive Calcerous Composites

BPro RC7 2015/16
Students: Yuegang Ma, Rui Mei, Nianhai Chen
Tutors: Richard Beckett, Marcos Cruz & Javier Ruizz
Project Support: BMade

The project aims to create a bio-fabrication system that utilises Magnesium Phosphate Cement-based concrete to potentiate bioreceptivity on the outer surface of the building. The network derives from:

  1. rigorous material testing of variable porosity and aggregate size;
  2. environmental considerations based on the essence of lichen biology with a focus on solar radiation analysis;
  3. geometric and surface conditions that were generated according to innovative casting techniques.

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A variety of prototypes were constructed to explore how a multi-layered casting system with different particle sizes could control water transport and retention in the components.

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