Apr 16, 2017No Comments

Concrete-healing microbial patch BacillaFilla is an engineered microbial glue developed to repair cracks in concrete that can cause catastrophic structural failure. The result of a

Bendable Concrete

Ultra-ductile engineered cementitious composite Researchers at the University

Mar 26, 2017


Cement based eco-composite Xposed is a refined cement-based

Nov 11, 2011



May 07, 2017No Comments

Biologically grown masonry The standard architectural material palette consists of many energy-intensive materials, such as brick masonry and concrete. In contrast, nature exhibits notable strategies

Stone Spray

3D printed mineral structures Stone Spray is a

Mar 12, 2017

Smog Free Project

Air purifying tower that creates compressed smog Netherlands-based

Jan 15, 2017


Photo-Engraved Aluminum

Oct 21, 2011No Comments

Aluminum panel with permanent photographic transfer The focus of Intaglio Composites is the art of photographic transfer to materials. The company has developed a new,

Adaptive Shading

Customizable grid adaptive shading system For an architectural

Oct 17, 2011


Expanded metal mesh Amico’s APEX expanded metal mesh

Sep 07, 2011



Jun 18, 2017No Comments

Mossy wood encapsulated in resin Belluno, Italy–based design firm Alcarol aims to imbue its wood furniture with visual memories of the forests from which it


Climate-responsive wood apertures Although most environmentally responsive technologies

Mar 05, 2017


Laminated wood strip panel Plexwood is a wood-based

Dec 19, 2016

Plastic + Rubber


Jul 02, 2017No Comments

3D printed polyamide seat With the aid of 3D printing, designer Lilian van Daal’s Biomimicry chair represents a more sustainable alternative to the conventional furniture


Hexagonal thermoformed panels Hex thermoformed panels are fabricated

Jun 04, 2017


Polymeric seamless mesh Kaynemaile is a seamless mesh

Dec 17, 2011


Switchable Mirror

May 21, 2017No Comments

Electrochromic mirror window Researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology have developed a mirror that quickly shifts between reflective and transparent


3D-printed optically transparent glass From the discovery of

Feb 19, 2017


Bioreactor facade system SolarLeaf is the world’s first

Feb 05, 2017

Paint + Paper

Self-Folding Paper

Jun 25, 2017No Comments

Transformable polymer composite paper Self-Folding Paper is a paper surface that transforms when heated, automatically generating intricate multidimensional structures. Labeled thermocatalytic metafolds by mechanical engineer

E Ink Prism

Programmable color ink tiles Buildings consist primarily of

May 14, 2017


Printing with bacteria A course at the Department

Dec 24, 2011



Apr 30, 2017No Comments

Pollution-triggered dye Palladium chloride, or PdCl2, is a palladium-based compound used in carbon monoxide detectors and to test corrosion resistance in stainless steel. The chromic


Pattern-changing textile Chromosonic is a programmable electronic, color-

Jan 22, 2017

Xylinum Cones

Geometric cellulose objects Xylinum Cones are the result

Jan 01, 2017


Ball Wall

Jul 09, 2017No Comments

Light-harvesting drawing surface The Ball Wall is an interactive light surface that allows visitors to map gestures by spinning an array of low-friction balls treated


Solar display interface LightByte is an interactive optical

Jun 11, 2017


Interactive LED panel system Mnemosyne is a modular

May 28, 2017



Jul 23, 2017No Comments

Spatial digital projection system Most three-dimensional displays create pseudo-3D images on 2D planes by taking advantage of a perceptual phenomenon called human binocular disparity. However,


Interactive surface with augmented acoustics Contact transforms any

Jul 16, 2017


Illuminated responsive water screens Flow is an art

Apr 09, 2017

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