We've been casting concrete for our latest project in Barking. This is the second prototyping phase using site won aggregates supplied by our client Barking Riverside Ltd. The tests aim to establish the performance of various aggregates including knapped flint, incinerator bottom ash and crushed concrete. The next test phase is a full-scale accelerated pavement test on site ahead of the project construction phase commencing in 2019.
We've been looking into concrete casting methods using found materials combined with digital fabrication. We will be publishing a research folio in the coming weeks. The work has been supported by a research grant from the Architecture Research Fund of the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.