A joint endeavor between SUM/OTA+, Lafarge Industries and Concreteworks.

SUM/OTA+ was tasked with the challenge to showcase the exciting design potentials within Lafarge Industries’ new material Ductal: an ultra high strength concrete material that requires minimum internal reinforcing.  These wall panel prototypes where fabricated and shown at last years AIA (American Institute of architects) convention themed “Design For the New Decade”  in Miami, FL, as well as a “pop up” gallery in South Park, San Francisco, hosted by Concreteworks.

The goal of the designs where to exhibit the dynamic qualities of the material; ephemeral qualities such as “lightness” and “airiness” that come from the latent ability of Ductal to make products which are thinner and require less reinforcement.