Materia is proud to be heading to the London for the May Design Series. We expect an amazing exhibition and we are excited to be working with five outstanding partners: Antimicrobial Copper, Esthec Terrace, Plexwood, Bohemian Works and Normalu Barrisol. Read more.
Materia will be exhibiting at the brand-new London design show, the May Design Series. We’re very excited to be present at the first edition of this UK show for designers, architects and specifiers. Read more.
Imagine being able to produce façade panels in any shape you can imagine. This has long been a holy grail for production and manufacturing companies in the field of architecture. Read more.
The programme for the next Materia Xpert Series is now online. The focus is 3D Facades, and we've invited various experts in to discuss techniques & possibilities. Besides sponsors Nedcam, architect Kas Oosterhuis will also be speaking. The programme for the 3D facades Xpert Series can be found here.
Materia launches Material Xperience on Tour, a new concept for architecture professionals, at Batibouw. Batibouw is Belgium's biggest building show, attracting over 300.000 visitors each year.
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This year’s Material Xperience was a successful and very busy edition. We are proud to have been hosts to eighty exhibitors and thousands of visitors. Thank you all for coming and making MX2013 a week to remember!
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Smart materials are replacing installations in architecture. Imagine replacing heating and conditioning installations with materials! A paint for energy, steps that control light, a bag of salt for cooling? Multifunctional, smart and interactive materials can dramatically change the future of buildings, making them more efficient and sustainable.
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What happens when buildings and smart materials are integrated? For a start, media facades. What are they? Imagine a skyscraper that lights up at night to show which spaces are warm, or occupied. Or that gives you the weather report. And that's just the beginning...
A shape-changing, breathing building made from sheet metal has been created in Los Angeles. The building is an experimental design based on the idea that temperature changes can influence the physical properties of metals.
Billions of dollars are spent each year fighting what sometimes seems like a losing battle against infections in hospitals and medical facilities. Here, we look more closely at some industry-leading antimicrobial materials and ideas that are helping to transform the relationship between human health and the designed environment. Read more.
When exposed to visible light, iron oxide (more commonly known as rust) produces a small electrical current. This means that rust may emerge as something of a ´super material´ in the quest to achieve affordable solar energy for all. Here’s how rust has the potential to inspire our designed and built environment. Read more.
Looking to nature for some materials ideas is often a great source of inspiration. Here, we report on a great new idea. Tiny spikes on materials slowly deflate bacteria cells like balloons, killing the bacteria without any added chemicals or coatings. Read more.
Great news for 3D print architecture. Construction of the world’s first printed canal house starts soon. The house will be printed bit by bit and should be complete before the end of the year.
Materia's new exhibition showcases important bio-based innovations for the building industry, all from living sources.
Materia is a growing, internationally oriented materials innovation network. We are looking for an enthusiastic intern to help grow and maintain our influential global materials database. Find out more here.
Upcoming event: the Material Xpert Series. This edition, we're looking at 3D facades. We are proud to be working with Nedcam to bring you the latest developments.
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Peanut Shell Board by Kokoboard has won the Material of the Year award. From a shortlist of ten top-quality new materials, the post-harvest bio-composite material was selected the best for 2013 at Material Xperience 2013.
Scientists at the University of Technology Eindhoven (TU/e) in The Netherlands for the first time succeeded in creating a plastic that emits light when pulled. The researchers can make the plastic emit red, yellow, blue and green light.
In front of the theatre and cinema building De nieuwe Kolk in Assen, the Netherlands, the largest interactive artwork based on sensor technology has been revealed. Sensor Valley 8.0, as it is called, has been developed by Dutch Studio Roosegaarde.