Oct 15, 2017No Comments

Retroreflective concrete BlingCrete is a textile-reinforced concrete designed to reflect light back toward its origin. The precast panels are fabricated with an outer layer of

Biological Concrete

Bio receptive concrete panels The Structural Technology Group

Aug 20, 2017


Concrete-healing microbial patch BacillaFilla is an engineered microbial

Apr 16, 2017


Self-Healing Asphalt

Sep 10, 2017No Comments

Crack-repairing bitumen The asphalt binder in a roadbed is continually degraded by environmental forces such as solar ultraviolet rays. In time, the material loses its


Biologically grown masonry The standard architectural material palette

May 07, 2017

Stone Spray

3D printed mineral structures Stone Spray is a

Mar 12, 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


Wood Foam

Sep 03, 2017No Comments

Wood-based insulation Researchers at the Brunswick, Germany–based Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research have developed a new wood-based insulation material that consists of foamed wood particles.


Artichoke thistle chair The artichoke thistle is an

Aug 06, 2017


Mossy wood encapsulated in resin Belluno, Italy–based design

Jun 18, 2017

Plastic + Rubber


Oct 08, 2017No Comments

Variable vacuum-formed plastic Although vacuum-forming molds are typically costly, the parts they produce are relatively inexpensive due to the economy of mass production. Vacuum-formed thermoplastics

Landscapes Within

Hybrid plastic and wood furniture Landscapes Within is

Sep 17, 2017


Recycled HDPE vessels Plag represents designer Waël Seaiby’s

Aug 13, 2017


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

Propolis Vessels

Oct 01, 2017No Comments

Bio-resin coated receptacles Propolis is a biodegradable resin collected by honeybees for patching beehive openings. Its color varies with its particular botanical origins, although brown

Self-Folding Paper

Transformable polymer composite paper Self-Folding Paper is a

Jun 25, 2017

E Ink Prism

Programmable color ink tiles Buildings consist primarily of

May 14, 2017


Self-Flexing Membrane

Sep 24, 2017No Comments

Vapor-responsive artificial skin Self-Flexing Membrane is a synthetic skin developed by researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces. The membrane is extremely

3D Weaver

Three-dimensional woven textiles The 3D Weaver is a

Aug 27, 2017


Pollution-triggered dye Palladium chloride, or PdCl2, is a

Apr 30, 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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