Biological Concrete

Aug 20, 2017No Comments

Bio receptive concrete panels The Structural Technology Group at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) has developed a new type of concrete that supports the


Concrete-healing microbial patch BacillaFilla is an engineered microbial

Apr 16, 2017

Bendable Concrete

Ultra-ductile engineered cementitious composite Researchers at the University

Mar 26, 2017



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



Aug 06, 2017No Comments

Artichoke thistle chair The artichoke thistle is an edible plant that has been harvested in central and western Mediterranean regions since ancient times. One of


Mossy wood encapsulated in resin Belluno, Italy–based design

Jun 18, 2017


Climate-responsive wood apertures Although most environmentally responsive technologies

Mar 05, 2017

Plastic + Rubber


Aug 13, 2017No Comments

Recycled HDPE vessels Plag represents designer Waël Seaiby’s noble effort to upcycle the disposable plastic bag. Approximately one million such bags are used each minute

Self-Healing PUU

Self-healing poly(urea-urethane) elastomer Self-healing plastics automatically restore themselves

Jul 30, 2017


3D printed polyamide seat With the aid of

Jul 02, 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

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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