LAVA; Lightweight Aggregate Vertical Application (concrete)
LAVA-Works is the technology company developed to make volcanic materials useful for architecture. The term LAVA is used as an umbrella term to cover the range of volcanic aggregates which bring greatest performance value to architecture design and construction.
LAVA technologies originally grew out of improvements to cinder and Scoria Construction. Other volcanic materials, such as; Pumice, Tuff, Perlite, work similarly as well. Also, some grades of sand and other non-porous materials benefit from the process, but with less natural architectural qualities.
LAVA also refers to the especially "thick" consistancy of volcanic concrete which greatly enhances it's vertical form-ability. It is similar to natural lava just as it begins to solidify.
The largest advancements for lava in the future are related to forming. A simplified forming process is similar to "sandcastle" forming, intended to make construction more viable.
Depending upon the aggregates used and the climate, several building steps can be modified to suit the climate needs. Many processes can be simplified, reduced or even eliminated such as; connections between different materials, plaster, insulation, fire protection, paint etc..
Origins of LAVA