Materials Council Blog
Wacky vernackyBrad Turner. June 6, 2016.
The use of vernacular and natural materials in construction is not just the reserve of hemp-wearing eco-warriors and their Hobit homes. In this article, originally published in Artworks Journal, Materials Council looks at innovative projects employing these more traditional materials in place of the glass, steel and concrete that homogenise the built environment across the globe.Concrete / Materials / Natural / Reports / Sustainability / Timber
Expo Milano 2015 materials tour: textileBrad Turner. December 14, 2015.
In the fourth and final post in our whirlwind materials tour of Expo Milano 2015 we wrap up, literally, by looking at the textile pavilions.Materials / Reports / Textiles
Mosa porcelain tiles production tourBrad Turner. December 7, 2015.
Materials Council visited the Maastricht facility of Mosa, The Netherlands’ last remaining porcelain tile manufacturer, to see first-hand the advanced production employed there.Application / Ceramics / Cladding / Flooring / Materials / Mosa / Production tours
Expo Milano 2015 materials tour: woodBrad Turner. November 24, 2015.
In this the third post of our four part tour of Milano Expo 2015 we explore the wooden pavilions of the show.Materials / Natural / Reports / Timber
So Transparent: Crystal Palace reloadedBrad Turner. November 20, 2015.
Zaha Hadid, Grimshaw and Rogers, Stirk + Harbour are among the shortlisted architects recently selected to put forward designs to recreate London’s iconic Crystal Palace. Materials Council explores the materials and technologies a modern day interpretation could employ.Application / Facades / Glass / Materials / Polymers / Shading / Smart / Textiles