Concrete Lounge

2018 Digital Fabrication KnitCrete Research Teaching Thesis Zurich

A fast-setting cement-paste coating and praying setup were investigated within a thesis project at the Chair of Physical Chemistry of Building Materials (IfB), ETH Zurich.

The project investigated ways to tackle the problem of evaporation (outside humidity chamber) and coating application with the following goals:

• leave climate chamber for cement-paste coating by using a fast-reacting cement

• reduce the cement loss and simplifying the coating process by developing a spraying setup.

To test this a lounge chair prototype was built.


Lex Reiter (material development); Mariana Popescu (fabrication)
Patrick Felder; Nino Biasotto