News and blog posts in the ‘Natural’ category
Ceramics / Metals / Natural / Shading / Sustainability / Textiles
Wellbeing and design: materials for healthy interiorsBrad Turner. January 4, 2019.
Greater efforts are being made to create not just less harmful environments but ones that are positively healthy. In this article we take a look at how the wider trend for wellbeing and wellness are manifesting in our interior spaces, and the materials and products being developed to improve the healthiness of those environments.
Concrete / Materials / Natural / Reports / Sustainability / Timber
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.
Materials / Natural / Reports / Timber
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.
Ceramics / Concrete / Materials / Natural / Reports / Stone
Expo Milano 2015 materials tour: mineralBrad Turner. November 16, 2015.
Continuing our four-part materials tour of Expo Milano 2015, in our second post we look at all things mineral.
Composites / Materials / Natural / Polymers / Reports / Stone / Sustainability / Timber
Engineered nature: materials made to performBrad Turner. November 13, 2015.
In this article, originally written for Architonic and re-published by Designboom, Materials Council explore the various ways that natural materials can be engineered, making them truly super-natural and offering entirely new methods of production and construction.
Exhibitions & Events / Materials / Natural / RIBA Regent Street Windows
RIBA Regent Street Window installation with EPR architectsBrad Turner. September 14, 2015.
For RIBA’s 6th annual Regent Street Windows project Materials Council have collaborated with EPR architects to create a unique window installation for fashion brand Anthropologie.