News and blog posts in the ‘Reports’ 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 / Reports / Textiles
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 / 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.
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.
Exhibitions & Events / Reports / Whiter than White
Download the Whiter than White research reportBrad Turner. October 16, 2012.
To accompany the Whiter than White exhibition Materials Council have produced a free-to-download research report exploring the issues surrounding the selection and implementation of white materials in architectural applications, now available to download.