News and blog posts in the ‘Materials’ category
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 / News / Stone
Materials Speed Dating at Marshalls Design SpaceBrad Turner. November 11, 2015.
We’ve teamed up with stone and hardscaping behemoths Marshalls for a special Materials Speed Dating evening at their new showroom and workspace in Clerkenwell.
Materials / Metals / Reports
Expo Milano 2015 materials tour: metalBrad Turner. November 9, 2015.
This summer, Materials Council visited the expansive (and no doubt expensive) World Expo, held this year in Milan, to explore the materials employed by the various nation’s pavilions. As the six-month-long expo finally comes to a close, what better time to publish the first post in our four part materials tour.
Application / Ege / Flooring / Materials / Production tours / Textiles
Ege carpets production tourBrad Turner. October 24, 2015.
Materials Council visited the central Herning factory of Danish carpet brand Ege, one of Europe’s largest carpet manufacturers, to see first-hand the advanced technology employed in the production of their carpets.
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.
Nine Elms to Pimlico bridge competition proposalBrad Turner. April 14, 2015.
Materials Council collaborated with EPR Architects and Jane Wernick Associates on a recently revealed joint proposal for the Nine Elms to Pimlico bridge competition to find a new pedestrian and cycle transport route spanning London’s Thames river.
Cladding / Exhibitions & Events / Facades / Glass / Material Match / Materials / Polymers / Stone / Textiles / Timber
Material Match at Surface Design ShowBrad Turner. April 13, 2015.
At Surface Design Show 2015 Materials Council hosted the world’s first materials speed dating event, looking to match lonely designers with the material of their dreams.
Innovation Through Design by Ceren PektasBrad Turner. October 2, 2014.
University of Alberta Masters graduate Ceren Pektas has investigated the material selection process that architects and designers face, asking the question: “Why is innovative use of materials not happening more often?”