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Wed 11.6.

Arup Debuts 3D Printed Construction Steelwork

Posted by Walter Phillips on 11.06.2014 - Tagged as: ,

3D Printed Construction Steelwork by Arup, photo: David Fotografie

3D Printed Construction Steelwork by Arup, photo: David Fotografie

Arup engineers are pushing the boundaries of 3D printing and taking the technology firmly into the realm of real-world applications, producing critical structural steel elements for use in complex projects.

 

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Wed 21.5.

So Transparent: London’s iconic Crystal Palace reloaded – Part II

Posted by Walter Phillips on 21.05.2014 - Tagged as:

The highly efficient and strong hex-tri-hex structure of an Eden biome

The highly efficient and strong hex-tri-hex structure of an Eden biome

Materials experts MATERIALS COUNCIL continue their investigation of the material-innovation and building-technology possibilities offered by the planned rebirth of London’s legendary Crystal Palace.

 

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Tue 20.5.

So Transparent: London’s iconic Crystal Palace reloaded

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.05.2014 - Tagged as:

Illustrative visualisation of the new Crystal Palace masterplan, on its original South London site. Images © ZhongRong Group

Illustrative visualisation of the new Crystal Palace masterplan, on its original South London site. Images © ZhongRong Group

One of most iconic architectural structures of the 19th century – London’s legendary Crystal Palace – is being reborn, with a host of international starchitects in the running to rethink it. Leading materials consultancy MATERIALS COUNCIL investigates the exciting possibilities this landmark project offers in terms both of material innovation and of cutting-edge building technologies.

 

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Ninfea Vase by Matteo Zorzenoni

Ninfea Vase by Matteo Zorzenoni

The ‘CÉRAMIQUE I’ exhibition at Lausanne’s Kissthedesign gallery explores different forms, and appearance, of the material ceramic through design.

 

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Sun 15.9.

‘In the Scale of Carbon’ poster by Materials Council (UK)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 15.09.2013 - Tagged as:

‘In the Scale of Carbon’ poster by Materials Council

‘In the Scale of Carbon’ poster by Materials Council

Architonic partner Materials Council, the leading London-based materials consultancy, are returning to the London Design Festival this week with a new sustainability-focused concept ‘In the Scale of Carbon’, debuting at Super Brands London.

 

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Thu 27.6.

DuPont announces Corian solid surfaces with embedded charging

Posted by Walter Phillips on 27.06.2013 - Tagged as:

A rendering of the new PMA compatible Duracell Powermat wireless charger for the iPhone 5 being charged on a DuPont™ Corian® kitchen countertop. Photo DuPont™ Corian® / PMA

A rendering of the new PMA compatible Duracell Powermat wireless charger for the iPhone 5 being charged on a DuPont™ Corian® kitchen countertop, photo: DuPont™ Corian® / PMA

DuPont Building Innovations has joined the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) to help bring to market embedded wireless charging solutions for smartphones and tablets in DuPont™ Corian® solid surfaces. “We have been exploring the right technologies and partners for integrating wireless power into specific applications of DuPont™ Corian®, and we have found both in the PMA.” says Ruslan Yusupov, global marketing director of DuPont Building Innovations. “We recognize that wireless power is fundamental for the further development of our mobile society, and we look forward to combining it with the design versatility and beauty of DuPont™ Corian® solid surface.”

 

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Thu 20.6.

Materials Council: activity update

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.06.2013 - Tagged as:

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Materials Council has been busy. Founded in partnership with Architonic in 2012, the leading London-based consultancy has proved in a mere nine months its expertise and relevance to architects, manufacturers and business, providing indispensable consulting in the application of environmentally responsible and cost-effective materials. High-profile clients, such as Abstracta, Clayworks, Glock and Architonic, have all recognised the competitive edge Materials Council’s specialist knowledge can bring. Here’s a report from Materials Council on their latest activities. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Engineered Nature: materials made to perform

Posted by Walter Phillips on 20.06.2013 - Tagged as: ,

Cosentino's Silestone Prexury product family uses semi-precious stones, fossils and other natural materials to create a robust, durable material for bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, as well as for cladding

Cosentino’s Silestone Prexury product family uses semi-precious stones, fossils and other natural materials to create a robust, durable material for bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, as well as for cladding

Nature does a pretty good job of shaping our environment. But what happens when innovation and creative thinking are applied to the more sustainable natural materials out there? Leading materials consultancy Materials Council investigates the increasing number of high-performance, high-aesthetic natural products on the market that have, in different ways, been engineered to work harder and to allow new design possibilities.

 

‘Engineered Nature: materials made to perform’ appears in Architonic’s newsletter for June 2013, read the rest (and subscribe) here.

 

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