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Bendable Concrete

Mar 26, 2017No Comments

Ultra-ductile engineered cementitious composite Researchers at the University of Michigan Advanced Civil Engineering Materials Research Lab have developed an engineered cementitious composite (ECC) that is

4D Printing

Mar 19, 2017No Comments

Multi-material shape change 4D Printing is a method for printing customizable smart materials that transform over time. Developed through a collaboration between MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab,

Stone Spray

Mar 12, 2017No Comments

3D printed mineral structures Stone Spray is a building method that creates structures out of soil. Barcelona-based researchers Anna Kulik, Petr Novikov, and Inder Shergill

HygroSkin

Mar 05, 2017No Comments

Climate-responsive wood apertures Although most environmentally responsive technologies rely on complex mechanical assemblies of inert materials, such as mechanical louvers or sunshades, HygroSkin demonstrates the

Starlight Avatar

Feb 26, 2017No Comments

Autoluminescent plant Biotechnology company Bioglow has produced the first genetically engineered light-emitting plant. Like glowworms, fireflies, and other naturally occurring autoluminescent organisms, the plant can

G3DP

Feb 19, 2017No Comments

3D-printed optically transparent glass From the discovery of glass bead-making processes in ancient Egypt to the development of modern industrial flat glass production, glass has

Hyper-Matrix

Feb 12, 2017No Comments

Kinetic projection surface Hyper-Matrix is a kinetic landscape composed of walls of moving blocks. Created for the Hyundai Motor Group Exhibition Pavilion at the 2012

SolarLeaf

Feb 05, 2017No Comments

Bioreactor facade system SolarLeaf is the world’s first bioreactive facade. Developed by Arup engineers in collaboration with the Strategic Science Consult of Germany and Colt

Flight-Assembled Architecture

Jan 29, 2017No Comments

Flying machine-enabled construction Flight Assembled Architecture is a process in which flying machines construct prototype building structures. Developed by ETH Zürich professor Raffaello D’Andrea and

Chromosonic

Jan 22, 2017No Comments

Pattern-changing textile Chromosonic is a programmable electronic, color- and pattern-changing textile interface. The heat-responsive textile’s coloration changes dynamically in reaction to processed sound files, which