Archive for the ‘materials’ category

Building Bytes by Brian Peters

November 2nd, 2012

Building Bytes proposes a new method of fabricating architecture; desktop 3D printers become portable, inexpensive brick factories for large-scale construction.

LOOP sound absorbing panel by Anne Kyyrö Quinn

October 30th, 2012

LOOP panels can suppress unwanted indirect sound waves such as reflections that cause echoes and resonances that cause reverberation, too.

Azulej Tiles by Patricia Urquiola for Mutina

October 12th, 2012

Azulej Tiles by Patricia Urquiola for Mutina

Modular Screen by Moorhead & Moorhead for Lerival

September 28th, 2012

Inspired in part by camouflage patterns, Modular Screen is a space-defining system of perforated panels comprised of a series of CNC milled layers, designed to de-emphasize the individual panel when the pieces are assembled together.

Green Wall by Rade Kosanović

September 6th, 2012

Basic unit of the green wall is a planter box, which contains a fluid exchange system between individual units. The positive effect of the green wall is to help buildings become more energy efficient, which consequently leads to decreased carbon emissions.

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.

WallArt eco-friendly 3d wall panels

August 15th, 2012

WallArt will bring your walls to life with their eco friendly 3d-wallpanels made out of the fibrous residue of sugarcane also called bagasse.

Sculpted travertine wall by Kohn Pedersen Fox

July 20th, 2012

This sculpted travertine wall is located inside the 20 Gresham Street building in London, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox.

Triennale Project by Marazzi Tecnica

May 23rd, 2012

For the Milan Triennale in 1960, Gio’ Ponti and Alberto Rosselli designed a 4-time curved ceramic brick with shiny surfaces and in different colours.

Whisper environmentally friendly acoustic panels by Tapio Anttila for Woodnotes

April 21st, 2012

The appearance of these Whisper panels can be changed with the choices of different colours, sizes and thicknesses giving a three dimensional effect to the panels. Almost unlimited choices make it possible to create an individual panel installation for different interior solutions.

100% Recycled plastic furniture by Rodrigo Alonso for Fahneu

April 17th, 2012

Plastic waste obtained from electronic devices, toys, drink trays, stadium seats, etc, etc. is used in very few end products due to the complexity of separating the various categories, leading only to generate poorly esthetic products. The Rotomoulded technique, with its beauty and simplicity, allows this to take over, transforming the result in a different, identifiable real object. What you get are beautiful, durable and new conceptually pieces.

Nomad System by MIO

April 5th, 2012

Made from recycled, double-wall cardboard, Nomad is a modular architectural system that can be assembled into freestanding, temporary partitions without hardware, tools or damage to existing structures.

Fort system by Arihiro Miyake

April 3rd, 2012

An acoustic partition system, formed out of recycled PET bottle fibre. The assembly is by the integrated high-performance magnets, which allows easy modification and unlimited extensibility of the system.

Cube Wall by Inflate Products

March 26th, 2012

Cubewalls are simple but ultimately effective, light weight free-standing inflatable flat walls that have curves! Perfect for partitioning in open spaces, or a show stopping back drop to any exhibition or event.

Glass tiles by Vetrocolor

February 13th, 2012

Check out these beautiful glass tiles, the latest designs from Italy’s Vetrocolor. Sleek, glossy and stylish, you can make your design dreams come true with these tiles. Vetrocolor offers a wide variety of amazing colors, patterns and shapes and can custom create designs to suit your ideas and tastes.

Alexander ceramic tile by Giles Miller

February 7th, 2012

Available in glazed or matt finish, in an extensive variety of colours, this clever little tile can be rotated in any one of six directions to create different shades on a surface.

Concrete Lace by Doreen Westphal Studio

February 6th, 2012

Concrete Lace, designed by Doreen Westphal, is made from ultra high performance concrete (fabricated by G.tecz) and different suspension materials like ribbon or 1mm steal cable. During the making process the suspensions are casted inside the lace-shaped concrete tiles.

Modular designs from porcelain and ceramics by Velichko Velikov

January 28th, 2012

Modular designs from porcelain and ceramics by Velichko Velikov.

Cellscreen by Korban/Flaubert

January 14th, 2012

Decorative honeycomb screen from anodised aluminium.

edgy room shaping tiles by Patrycja Domanska

January 11th, 2012

“edgy” is a three-dimensional tile. The aim was to provide an alternative to the flat, two dimensional walls in bathrooms and other living quarters . The form is made up of asymmetrical surfaces, „folding“ onto one plane, to form a hexagonal base.