Place rebar, pour concrete, knock out modular formwork, and presto. You get Holedeck’s waffle slab with its signature openings. The integrated chases reduce the amount of concrete needed by 15%, while the system itself can reduce a structure’s floor-to-floor height since utilities and other building system components can run through the slab instead of under it. Intended for buildings with 33'- to 60'-clear spans. holedeck.com
About the AuthorLindsey M. Roberts
Lindsey M. Roberts is a freelance writer outside of Seattle, specializing in interiors and design, and a former assistant managing editor at ARCHITECT. Her work has appeared in National Geographic, Gray, Preservation, and The Washington Post, for which she writes a monthly column about products for the home.