Concrete

Breathe Brick

Dec 17, 2017No Comments

Air purifying concrete masonry system Breathe Brick is a masonry system that filters polluted outdoor air so that it becomes healthy enough to bring directly

BlingCrete

Retroreflective concrete BlingCrete is a textile-reinforced concrete designed

Oct 15, 2017

Biological Concrete

Bio receptive concrete panels The Structural Technology Group

Aug 20, 2017

Mineral

WasteBasedBrick

Feb 04, 2018No Comments

Bricks made from salvaged building materials WasteBasedBrick originated in Eindhoven, Netherlands, home to the Design Academy, where Tom van Soest was a student. He noted

Aerographene

Graphene-based aerogel Aerogel is a type of material

Nov 26, 2017

Self-Healing Asphalt

Crack-repairing bitumen The asphalt binder in a roadbed

Sep 10, 2017

Metal

Lotus

Feb 11, 2018No Comments

Smart foil responsive surface Lotus is a responsive surface made of pieces of smart foil that fold open in response to human proximity. When one

Drawing Series

Sketch-based wireframe furniture When first encountering one of

Jan 07, 2018

Windscreen

Wind-responsive illuminated mesh Windscreen is a lightweight architectural

Dec 24, 2017

Wood

NeptuTherm

Dec 10, 2017No Comments

Seaweed insulation Throughout much of the year, Mediterranean beaches are littered with clumps of Posidonia oceanica seaweed, also known as Neptune grass. The plant often

Wood Foam

Wood-based insulation Researchers at the Brunswick, Germany–based Fraunhofer

Sep 03, 2017

Artichair

Artichoke thistle chair The artichoke thistle is an

Aug 06, 2017

Plastic + Rubber

Chitosan Bioplastic

Feb 18, 2018No Comments

Chitin-based biodegradable polymer Scientists at Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have developed a new biopolymer that mimics the toughness, durability, and flexibility

Fibonacci’s Mash...

Fractal-based environmental screen Mashrabiya is an Arabic term

Jan 14, 2018

VarVac

Variable vacuum-formed plastic Although vacuum-forming molds are typically

Oct 08, 2017

Glass

Solar Roadways

Jan 28, 2018No Comments

Electricity-generating solar road modules To be most effective, solar power requires an expansive area for energy harvesting as well as a limited distance across which

Solar Activated Faca...

Solar thermal glass and wood cladding system Conventional

Jan 21, 2018

Bar Code

Stratified glass light wall The Bar Code project

Jan 06, 2018

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

Fabric

Smart Bandage

Dec 03, 2017No Comments

Color-changing fibers for wound healing The smart bandage improves wound supervision by communicating healing problems, such as infection. Developed by Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial

Bloom

Sound-modulating architectural textile system Bloom is an acoustically

Nov 19, 2017

Bio-Fabrication

Multifunctional bacterial composite Bio-Fabrication is a collection of

Nov 12, 2017

Light

Common Desk

Oct 29, 2017No Comments

Underlit work surface Pasadena, California-based NONdesigns has created the Common Desk, a surface with an unexpected approach to illumination. The collaborative work space is perforated

Ball Wall

Light-harvesting drawing surface The Ball Wall is an

Jul 09, 2017

LightByte

Solar display interface LightByte is an interactive optical

Jun 11, 2017

Digital

Pneumatic Biomaterials Deposition

Oct 22, 2017No Comments

Water-based fabrication of biomaterial structures Researchers at MIT have realized a technique for printing gel-based structures modeled after the principles of biological construction. The water-based

Aerial3D

Spatial digital projection system Most three-dimensional displays create

Jul 23, 2017

Contact

Interactive surface with augmented acoustics Contact transforms any

Jul 16, 2017

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