Posts tagged as 'Materials Council'

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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For a colourless, odourless gas, CO2 packs a punch. It now accounts for 76% of all greenhouse-gas emissions. So how do you communicate to a fair-going public the relative merits of different materials when it comes to carbon emissions? Materials Council shows how it’s done. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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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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Tue 2.7.

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

Posted by Walter Phillips on 02.07.2013 - Tagged as:

In the Scale of Carbon by Materials Council

In the Scale of Carbon by Materials Council

Architonic partner Materials Council, the leading London-based materials consultancy, have announced their next exhibition at Super Brands London during London Design Festival 2013.

 

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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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Whiter than White, Materials Council’s inaugural exhibition

Whiter than White, Materials Council’s inaugural exhibition

Materials Council is running drop-in ‘Council Meetings’ at Clerkenwell Design Week 2013. Attendees are invited to come down and get free materials advice on current projects. Situated in the new materials and surfaces pavilion, Covered at Charterhouse Square, Materials Council will be relocating their studio for the duration of the show and will also be displaying a selection of materials from their Whiter than White exhibition, Materials Council’s inaugural exhibition launched last September. The show takes place around the Clerkenwell area of London between 21-23 May, 2013. Entrance is free and fast-tracked with registration. Registration for Clerkenwell Design Week 2013 is open now.

 

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