Archive for the ‘other materials’ category

Residenza Le Stelle by Buzzi Studio Di Architettura, Locarno – Switzerland

September 28th, 2016

The sand-coloured bricks – created by manufacturer Keller using Jura clay – were then carefully placed in the exact locations by robots to form the undulations.

Wall sculptures and neon lights by Jay Shinn

September 7th, 2016

Colorful and organic, these dodecahedral pieces create an interesting semblance of 3D form. The exhibition also includes a selection of his neon works, which explore the relationship between light and line.

Lego-like houses from ferrocement blocks by Anupama Kundoo

June 9th, 2016

The housing prototype showcases a system of modular ferrocement blocks, which are stacked up to form walls and built-furniture, meaning they can be used to create homes in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Mashing Mesh wall mirrors by Zhoujie Zhang

May 14th, 2016

The series consists of five wall mirrors. Each one aims to mimic the unpredictable flow and transition of water in the style of a triangular mesh, which is a type of modelling used in computer graphics.

Transformative Paper by Florian Hundt

February 19th, 2016

Thoroughly dry, it creates a tactile and exciting surface by raising the separate 
segments. Exposed to minimal change of humidity it creates a gesture so subtle it is almost invisible, while it performs a vast transformation when it gets wet.

Hot Wire Extensions by Studio Ilio

July 26th, 2015



Studio Ilio uses electricity to form solid objects from wire and waste 3D-printing powder

Water Reaction material by Chao Chen

July 21st, 2015



Chao Chen creates biomimetic water-reactive material using pine cones

Soundweaving by Zsanett Szirmay

January 19th, 2015


Hungarian design student Zsanett Szirmay has transferred folk embroidery patterns onto strips for a punched card music box, which plays the traditional motifs as sounds.

Ductal street furniture by Olivier Chabaud and Leveque

November 13th, 2014

This set is the result of research on the potential applications of Ductal street furniture.

Braided Marble by Benedetta Tagliabue and Decormarmi for Marmomacc

October 24th, 2014

The concept is based on a system of wavy panels that resume to the braided wicker texture. Sixty-nine “wavy marble sails of wicker” are hung on a metal load-bearing fan-shaped structure that is 5 meters high and 7 meters long.

Shell Lace structure by Tonkin Liu

September 26th, 2014

Continuing recent research trends in the ways nature can inspire new architectural methods and typologies, London-based architecture practice Tonkin Liu in collaboration with engineers at Arup, have developed a single-surface structural technique called Shell Lace Structure.

PP Trysting Tree decor installation by Tom Price, London – UK

September 11th, 2014

Commissioned by Arts Co for Bloomberg, PP Trysting Tree, a semi-permanent installation through four meeting rooms, explores the dialogue of unnatural nature using Bloomberg\’s own waste materials.

Coating for KaDeWe by VeroMetal, Berlin – Germany

August 1st, 2014

A VeroMetal® coating company recently carried out an innovative project for the renowned KaDeWe shopping centre in Berlin: It covered the furniture in the shopping centre\’s fashion zone with VeroMetal® Brass and patinated them in black.

Villa Mallorca staircase by Studio Mishin, Mallorca – Spain

October 28th, 2013

Designed by Studio Mishin, the architect´s vision was to build an imposing perforated copper staircase at the heart of the building. The structure spans three floors and creates a visual link to the perforated copper panels throughout the interior and exterior of the building.

Woodskin by MammaFotogramma

May 22nd, 2013

Woodskin® is a composite material, developed and patented by our design firm. This highly flexible surface – a sandwich wood and high performance mesh – was created by a process of excavation with a CNC cutting machine.

(POP)culture recycled soda bottles installation by Garth Britzman

April 9th, 2013

This temporary installation used recycled soda bottles as a canopy under which a small park is created. An intriguing environment is created where one can explore the surface qualities of the bottles at eye level.

The Sculptural Work of Laura Ellen Bacon

April 2nd, 2013

Artist Laura Ellen Bacon creates sculptures that were initially inspired by nest-like forms that have developed into much more.

Portal of Awareness by Rojkind Arquitectos

November 4th, 2012

Rojkind Arquitectos have designed the “Portal of Awareness” installation in Mexico City. The designers were commissioned by the coffee brand Nescafé to use 1,500 coffee mugs to create
the public installation.

The Bowooss Bionic Inspired Research Pavilion

September 4th, 2012

The School of Architecture at Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany, have lead a collaborative research project into bionic inspired wooden shell structures. They have designed and built a temporary pavilion, inspired by the material-efficient construction methods found in nature.