Category Archives: Material Frontiers

The Legacy of Plastic

It was the trend to make figures or models of cars, animation characters, and etc. when I was early teenage. The plastic figures were mostly very precise and easy to construct for children. If you paint over the model very

The Legacy of Plastic

It was the trend to make figures or models of cars, animation characters, and etc. when I was early teenage. The plastic figures were mostly very precise and easy to construct for children. If you paint over the model very

Bamboo and Bananas as Material

Bamboo is a widely known plant that is thought to originate in Asia. In the past, bamboo has been commonly used for fishing poles, tiki torches, and other tools that were necessary for survival. Today, bamboo is known to be

Bamboo and Bananas as Material

Bamboo is a widely known plant that is thought to originate in Asia. In the past, bamboo has been commonly used for fishing poles, tiki torches, and other tools that were necessary for survival. Today, bamboo is known to be

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.

A city a quarter of a mile wide, and 3,700+ miles long, that stops the desert.

I said I wasn’t going to do a post on a TED talk, I SWORE I wasn’t going to do a post on a TED talk, I lied. Many of you probably watch TED talks, especially those on Architecture and

A city a quarter of a mile wide, and 3,700+ miles long, that stops the desert.

I said I wasn’t going to do a post on a TED talk, I SWORE I wasn’t going to do a post on a TED talk, I lied. Many of you probably watch TED talks, especially those on Architecture and

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

Drawing of giant BuckyBalls in the sky

Living in Cloud Nine

I’m not quite sure if there’s a theme to this weeks postings, and so instead of addressing it, I will attempt to share an absolutely, mind-fizzingly, mad idea… that I desperately want someone to try. The idea comes from that

Drawing of giant BuckyBalls in the sky

Living in Cloud Nine

I’m not quite sure if there’s a theme to this weeks postings, and so instead of addressing it, I will attempt to share an absolutely, mind-fizzingly, mad idea… that I desperately want someone to try. The idea comes from that

Where Are Design and Technology Leading Us?

In class on Tuesday, there were a few quotes by Paolo Antonelli, who to be honest, I had never heard of.  But these quotes struck me as very insightful, highlighting the connection between technology and design.  I had never really

Where Are Design and Technology Leading Us?

In class on Tuesday, there were a few quotes by Paolo Antonelli, who to be honest, I had never heard of.  But these quotes struck me as very insightful, highlighting the connection between technology and design.  I had never really