Architecture and development of Malta

A few weeks ago I left Malta to try my luck somewhere else. I would have loved to organize the event I intended to hold, a conference regarding Maltese contemporary architecture (or rather lack thereof), however circumstances do not allow me to pursue such an interesting but unprofitable venture.  I would like to thank the people who offered their help with organizing it: Norbert Attard, Narcy Calamatta and Eduard Duca. Their support gave me really warm feelings towards Malta.

In order to repay the favour I’ll share with you some observations regarding the problems of Maltese developments and offer suggestions for change.

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Aircrete

Several months ago I came across a product called aircrete or foamcrete. It has been around for a few decades but as of today has mostly been used as an insulation material, while its potential for construction has yet to be fully appreciated.

Aircrete is basically mortar filled with air; sand, cement and a foaming agent ~ a type of soap. Special mixing equipment is required to make it but the process is not high-tech, just different from mixing concrete or mortar the conventional way.

aircrete

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