© naaro
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© Tom Van Mele
For the Venice Architecture Biennale, Zaha Hadid Architects and ETH Zurich combined 3D-printed elements in high-performance concrete with a traditional masonry technique. How can you reduce a building’s environmental footprint? The construction industry is grappling with this question today more than ever. One answer can be found in Gothic vaults and medieval bridges, whose stones were dry assembled and joined only through compression.