The Materials Book

Replacing Walls with Wire: Sustainability can depend on finding smart alternatives Steel-wire nets aren’t necessarily cheap or sustainable. Their cost and material efficiency depends on what they’re used for, or more precisely, what they replace. When used instead of concrete, glass, or steel to create a partitioning wall and handrail in a residential staircase, a wire net is a strikingly lightweight and affordable alternative. Example: Steel-wire net DRALO from Lothar Huck, seen in Waldenserstraße 25, Berlin Contributed by: FAR frohn&rojas, Germany 340

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