News and blog posts in the ‘Timber’ category
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.
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.
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.