Transmaterial Next: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine Our Future

Transmaterial Next: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine Our Future

by Blaine Brownell

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Overview

Virtually every revolution in architecture has been preceded by a revolution in materials: think iron, glass, steel, concrete, plastics, or composites. What is the next revolutionary material that will reshape the very nature of architecture? A solid that's lighter than air, metal latticework so delicate it rests on a dandelion, building insulation made from processed seaweed, self-generating microbial glue that repairs cracks in concrete, or transparent solar panels?

Materials expert Blaine Brownell, author of our bestselling Transmaterial series, reveals emerging trends and applications that are transforming the technological capacity, environmental performance, and design potential of architecture in Transmaterial Next. This book is an essential compendium for thinking architects, designers, and other creative professionals passionate about materials and looking for their bleeding edge and practical implementation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616895600
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,195,351
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Blaine Brownell is an architect, author, educator, and one of the preeminent scholars of advanced materials for architecture and design. Brownell's previous books with Princeton Architectural Press include Matter in the Floating World: Conversations with Leading Japanese Architects and Designers and Material Strategies: Innovative Applications in Architecture, and the Transmaterial series.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8

Product page key 18

1 Concrete

Overview 21

Augmented Skin 26

Bacilla Filla 28

Berdable Concrete 30

Biological Concrete 32

Bling Crete 34

Breathe Brick 36

DysCrete 38

Functionally Graded Printing 40

Lightning-Processed Concrete 42

Smart Concrete 44

Watershed Block 46

2 Mineral

Overview 50

Aerographene 54

BioBrick 56

Ceramic Paper 58

D-Shape 60

Morphable Structures 62

Self-Heating Asphalt 64

Smog Free Project 66

Stone Spray 68

Transparent Armor 70

WasteBasedBrick 72

3 Metal

Overiew 76

Air Flow(er) 80

Crisscross Signal Spire 82

Drawing Series 84

Exo 86

Flash-Formed Iron 88

Form of Light Force Transmission 90

Lotus 92

Microlattice 94

MX3D Metal 96

Windscreen 98

4 Wood and Biomaterials

Overview 102

Artichair 106

HygroSkin 108

Nanocellulose Solar Cell 110

NeptuTherm 112

Newspaper Wood 114

Pneumatic Biomaterials Deposition 116

Rising Canes 118

Self-Folding Paper 120

Shavings 122

Spring Wood 124

Undergrowth 126

Vermilion Sands 128

Wood Foam 130

Xylinum Cones 132

5 Plastic and Rubber

Overview 136

Biomimicry 140

Chitosan Bioplastic 142

Çurface 144

Fibonacci's Mashrabiya 146

Hex 148

Landscapes Within 150

Liquid Crystal Elastomer 152

Photoluminescent Bioplastic 154

Plag 156

PneuSystems 158

Self-Healing PUU 160

VarVac 162

Zeoform 164

6 Glass

Overview 168

Bar Code 172

Bendable Glass 174

Foamglas 176

G3DP 178

Porous Glass 180

Solar Activated Façade 182

Solar Roadways 184

SolarLeaf 186

Solar Window 188

Switchable Mirror 190

Vascular Skin 192

7 Paint and Coatings

Overview 196

Algaemy 200

CO2-Impregnated Polymers 202

Colorspaces 204

E Ink Prism 206

Facadeprinter 208

PdCl2 210

Printable Nanosensors 212

Propolis Vessels 214

Smart Paint 216

Tunable Material 218

Van Gogh Path 220

8 Fabric

Overview 224

3D Weaver 228

Bio-Fabrication 230

Bloom 232

Chromosonic 234

Continuous Function 236

Flectofin 238

NeWool 240

Orimetric 242

Poli 244

Qmonos 246

Self-Flexing Membrane 248

Smart Bandage 250

9 Light

Overview 254

Ball Wall 258

Biobulb 260

Common Desk 262

Crystal 264

Light Printing 266

LightByte 268

Mnemosyne 270

Non Linear 272

Starlight Avatar 274

Swing Time 276

Waterlicht 278

10 Digital

Overview 282

4D Printing 286

Aerial 3D 288

BioTac 290

C-Fab 292

Contact 294

Discovery Wall 296

Flight Assembled Architecture 298

Flow 300

Hyper-Matrix 302

M-Blocks 304

Pattern Transfer Nanomanufacturing 306

Pointelist 308

Indexes

Material 310

Creator 311

Manufacturer 312

Acknowledgments 313

Image credits 314

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