Bendy, eco-friendly wooden walls were inspired by guitar curves

Friday, June 2, 2023 - 14:03 in Physics & Chemistry

'Kerfing,' a technique that allows for wood to bend without breaking, could form rearrangeable home walls. University of Cambridge Large home renovation projects often require demolishing or drastically altering walls—processes that can be expensive, time-consuming, and wasteful.  In 2018, for example, the EPA estimated that the US generated almost 600 million tons of construction and demolition debris. But what if your house was built to account for any future alterations and rearrangements you might one day want? A team of architects and researchers at University of Cambridge recently asked that very question, and engineered a creative, stunning solution—or, technically speaking, a multitude of possible solutions. [Related: Dirty diapers could be recycled into cheap, sturdy concrete.] As part of London Somerset House’s London Design Biennale, researchers at Cambridge’s Centre for Natural Material Innovation alongside PLP...

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