NetComposites
Attwater

Student’s Dwelling Wins ABMACO Architecture Award

19 February 2010

A modular design that uses composite material to build a house has been selected as the winner of this year’s ABMACO Architecture Award.

Sergio Tempel, the architecture student behind the design, will have his project transformed into ABMACO’s stand at the 18th International Construction Industry Fair (FEICON), an event that takes place from April 6th to 10th, in São Paulo.

Tempel’s house design uses a mixture of translucent resins and fibreglass sheets to take advantage of daylight, as well as composites panels to capture solar energy. “The walls, in turn, provide better thermal and acoustic comfort, which reduces energy consumption”, said Erika Bernardino, marketing manager of ABMACO.

The house also has a water recycling system made entirely of composites. “We also reserved a room to show a few products that are part of our daily routine, but that we often don’t know what they are made of”.

Denyson Barone, partner of the Brazilian Composite Materials Association, selected this project as the winner. ""The most impressive was the modular concept of the project, with a fast implementation speed, plus the successful combination between boldness and functionality”, said Barone.

The prize for the winning architect was € 1,000 and a trip for two to Paris, to attend JEC Composites (April/13-15).

Second prize went to Dênis Joelson, also an architecture student from Escola da Cidade, who will receive R$ 3.000 (US$ 1,600).

According to ABMACO, construction accounted for 46% of composite materials produced in Brazil last year.





Share this story


Related / You might like...

ThermHex Presents New Sandwich Material to International Automotive Industry

ThermHex Waben presents its lightweight Organosandwich semi-finished product at the international specialist conference ‘Plastics in Automotive Engineering’ in Mannheim, Germany 3-4 April 2019.

Polyscope Polymers Wins JEC Innovation Award 2019 for Automotive Sunroof Thermoplastic Composite Guide Rails

Polyscope Polymers is this year’s winner of the JEC Innovation Award in the Automotive Application category.

A Revolutionary Change in Vehicle Panel Production Featuring SABIC’S UDMAX Thermoplastic Composite Tape

SABIC announced at JEC World 2019 a new, cutting-edge technology for producing lightweight, cost-effective and recyclable vehicle panels using its UDMAX tape, a unidirectional, fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composite.