We’ve put together a list of products that use “smart” materials and have applications in different fields
A new design from Gama Duo Finsa that focuses on the elegance of the timeless.
Innovative, sustainable, and commercially available are the key qualities that a material must have in order to become part of the materials library at Material ConneXion Bilbao. Its director, Unai Etxebarria, is convinced that innovation is the key to being competitive.
If libraries are paradise for readers, materials libraries are paradise for designers. Or perhaps hell. Choosing between more than 6,500 references from the database at Material ConneXion, the biggest centre for materials in the world, can become a real headache.
Materials research is constantly evolving. In a society which is becoming more technically advanced, innovative materials that challenge design are emerging. To make research and the adaptation of materials to projects easier, materials libraries where you can find everything you need, were born.
Geodesic houses break the idea of household not only at an aesthetic level, but also in its architectonical and environmental conception. Will we stop living in blocks of flats to bend our homes? The advantages point to yes.
Wooden skyscrapers are fashionable. Efficient, environmental and resistant, wood emerges as the material of the future, with projects such as the Oakland Tower in London, above 300 meters, but also of the present, with buildings above 50 meters.
Izaskun Chinchilla is an atypical architect. In her early 40s, she resigned and now she manages her own studio. She bet on her ideas and now encourages her students to do so. We talk with Izaskun Chinchilla about her passion, architecture.
In the ongoing research and creation of new materials, some designers are well beyond the limits of what we thought to be impossible, by merging organic and inorganic in new objects derived from protocells. To mimic nature is over, now lifeless comes to life.