Category Archives: Mineral

Shikkui Plaster

While researching my topic on the health impact of materials I started looking at manufacturing techniques and how they impact or health. While looking at a variety of bricks, carpets and plastic composites I came across a material designed by

Shikkui Plaster

While researching my topic on the health impact of materials I started looking at manufacturing techniques and how they impact or health. While looking at a variety of bricks, carpets and plastic composites I came across a material designed by

Printing Buildings

Printing in three dimensions has become an emerging tool for designers. Rather than using traditionally subtractive methods of construction, like carving and sculpting, 3D-Printing binds material together, thus creating very little waste. It has typically been limited to somewhat small

Printing Buildings

Printing in three dimensions has become an emerging tool for designers. Rather than using traditionally subtractive methods of construction, like carving and sculpting, 3D-Printing binds material together, thus creating very little waste. It has typically been limited to somewhat small

Redefining Clay

The pavilion design project for the Size + Matter Expo in London sought to push what materials can do, both in technology and application. Our group chose to take the latter route and redefine a commonly understood material: unfired clay.

Redefining Clay

The pavilion design project for the Size + Matter Expo in London sought to push what materials can do, both in technology and application. Our group chose to take the latter route and redefine a commonly understood material: unfired clay.

Getting Back to Basics : Clay Pavilion

There is an incredible amount of innovative materials available now. When selecting a material for our pavilion, we wanted to first understand the essence of what a pavilion is. We developed an agreement that pavilions are created from one material

Getting Back to Basics : Clay Pavilion

There is an incredible amount of innovative materials available now. When selecting a material for our pavilion, we wanted to first understand the essence of what a pavilion is. We developed an agreement that pavilions are created from one material

Would you live in a house of blood?

Annually, people consume over 250,000,000 tons of meat worldwide1. With all of this meat being produced and eaten, blood has become one of the most common waste materials in the world. Blood bricks are a new and innovative (and somewhat

Would you live in a house of blood?

Annually, people consume over 250,000,000 tons of meat worldwide1. With all of this meat being produced and eaten, blood has become one of the most common waste materials in the world. Blood bricks are a new and innovative (and somewhat

Building Trends (pun intended)

      One form of façade that is becoming increasingly popular in today’s buildings is the ventilated façade, or the double skin façade. This isn’t so surprising based off of the benefits that are associated with having such a skin wrapped

Building Trends (pun intended)

      One form of façade that is becoming increasingly popular in today’s buildings is the ventilated façade, or the double skin façade. This isn’t so surprising based off of the benefits that are associated with having such a skin wrapped

Brick Wall or Brick Façade?

The Australian company BRIKproducts offers a brick and rail façade system called BRIKit. BRIKit works by attaching metal rails to the wall you want to look like a brick wall, then thin, light weight clay bricks are attached to the

Brick Wall or Brick Façade?

The Australian company BRIKproducts offers a brick and rail façade system called BRIKit. BRIKit works by attaching metal rails to the wall you want to look like a brick wall, then thin, light weight clay bricks are attached to the