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Solar Ivy

Apr 09, 2011No Comments

Solar energy device inspired by ivy Solar Ivy is a solar energy generation and delivery system inspired by ivy. Attached to a building façade, its

Textures

Mar 30, 2011No Comments

High-contour architectural acrylic R-Cast Textures acrylic material weighs half as much as glass but is 17 times stronger. It is also four times stronger than

MYPODLife

Mar 22, 2011No Comments

Illuminated living wall MYPODLife is a living wall and light box made of DuPont Corian. Part of an ongoing investigation into living wall technologies, MYPODLife

Ambient Glow Technology

Feb 25, 2011No Comments

Photoluminescent aggregates Ambient Glow Technology (AGT) is a proprietary blend of non-shrinking, extremely hard polyester resin and photoluminescent pigment. Exhibiting extremely high luminosity, AGT was

Bio-Based Foams

Feb 22, 2011No Comments

Bio-based flexible and rigid foams The Center for Composite Materials has synthesized flexible/rigid polyurethane foams from soybean oil polyols. The advantage of these foams is

Mirage

Dec 19, 2010No Comments

Graphically-enhanced acrylic R-Cast Mirage is a custom acrylic panel for interiors. Using specially-developed fabrication methods, custom colors, images, or graphics can be accurately reproduced in

Flowerfall

Nov 27, 2010No Comments

Translucent screen made from post-consumer waste Michelle Brand designed Flowerfall specifically to address our ever-growing amount of plastic thrown away each year. Flowerfall is an

Topiary Tile

Nov 02, 2010No Comments

Flexible light and sound cushioning material When the International Center of Photography approached Matter to design an installation for presenting isolated audio/visual works for an

Adaptive Fritting

Oct 26, 2010No Comments

Integral light-modulating window shading Hoberman Associates developed Adaptive Fritting in order to imbue an established architectural treatment with expanded functionality. Similar to standard fritted glass,

Narco

Aug 11, 2010No Comments

Rotomolded sleep chamber Narco is a cell for napping. Developed by Marie-Virginie Berbet for use in the workplace, Narco optimizes environmental conditions to provide a