In collaboration with AllRightsReserved on research & development, we represent you the new journey of structural ice:
A first-ever monumental sculpture of ice of world-renowned American contemporary artist KAWS in collaboration with AllRightsReserved that depicts two monumental COMPANIONs sit together amongst the mountains as they marvel at their surroundings, placed on the breathtaking grounds of Tianchi, Changbai Mountain.
An international team of Dutch and Chinese students and professors from Eindhoven University of
Technology (TU/e), Summa College, the Netherlands, and Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT),
China, realized the largest ice shell ever after two years of preparation. The Highest Ice shell tower
was opened by the Dutch ambassador in China on Jan.10th 2018.
The challenge this year is to build an Eiffel Tower look-alike using 3D printing methods. The structure will stand some fourteen meters tall. The construction of the Eiffel Tower in ice will work to a ground plan based not on a traditional square, but on a pentagram.
Our researches started in 2003, we built the first indoor igloo summer. From 2014-2022, we have built the world record for building the largest ice dome,the highest ice dome, Sagrada Familia in ice and bridge in ice. This year, we are going to work with H.I.T, Chinese students to build a Flamenco Ice Tower in Harbin. Furthermore, our future plan is to build the ice house on Mars.
This page will be regularly updated with news regarding 'Structural Ice' Projects.
In this coming new year of 2022, with years of experience of the geometric ice structures,
we are challenging ourselves to build a more complex and delicate sculpture in ice in collaboration
with organizer & curator AllRightsReserved on research & development – a new KAWS COMPANION
Sculpture bracing the fierce snowstorms.
The challenge this year is to build an Eiffel Tower look-alike using 3D printing methods. The construction of the Eiffel Tower in ice will work to a ground plan based not on a traditional square, but on a pentagram.Read more
An international team of Dutch and Chinese students and professors from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Summa College, the Netherlands, and Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China, realized the largest ice shell ever after two years of preparation. The tower was opened by the Dutch ambassador in China on January 10th 2018.Read more
In late 2019, the Assistant Professor in the Department of the Built Environment plans to build a 40-meter-tall tower using fiber-reinforced ice in the Chinese city of Harbin, inspired by Da Vinci’s work. (Design)Read more
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The team of Dutch students from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) realized the first 3D printed gridshell in ice! The shell was built whithin a week in December at the campus of Harbin University of Technology.Read More
Students have to design a mega large polyhydric ice structure. The structure will be made by freezing a cable structure at the inside of an inflatable. After the cable structure can stand on it selve the inflatbable support structure at the outside can be removed en reused for new structures.Read More
Together with Chinese students, we built a small igloo with a diameter of five to six meters and about meters high, which also warmed inside. The outer surface of this pilot-igloo must be cooled and we worked together with the company easycool, which also quoted a number of people to harbin. Also, there was a small tower of four feet high.Read More
A pedestrian bridge in wood based on Leonardo’s design has been built in Norway, as well as some small ice bridges. In the winter of 2016 a scale model of this bridge with a span of 50 meters will be created in ice in Finland. It will be the biggest single-span structure in ice ever realized.Read More
By realizing the Pykrete Dome project in January 2014, the world record for building the largest ice dome was set. The span of the dome was 30 meters, 5 meters more than the standing record at that time, which was held by T. Kokawa.Read More
The goal of the project is to realize an ice structure which is based on the design of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. The design will consist of several domes. One dome will have a height of 30 meters, which will be the highest ice dome in the world.Read More