Alternative Materials

This Week in Tech: Putting Out Fire with Sound, a Table Saw that Spares Your Fingers, and a Future for Graphene
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This Week in Tech: Putting Out Fire with Sound, a Table Saw...

Putting out fire with sound, a table saw that spares your fingers, a future for... Read more

A New Kind of Studio: Teaching Nature-Based Design to Architecture Students
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A New Kind of Studio: Teaching Nature-Based Design to...

A recent graduate design studio at the University of Minnesota's College of Design... Read more

Torqueing Spheres by IK Studio Wins 2015 Folly Program
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Torqueing Spheres by IK Studio Wins 2015 Folly Program

A proposed design strategy that explores the intersection between architecture and... Read more

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U.C. Berkeley Researchers 3D Print a Cement-Powder Pavilion U.C. Berkeley Researchers 3D Print a Cement-Powder Pavilion

The novel material allows for a precise, lightweight construction that claims to be the first of its kind. Read more

This Week in Research: Illuminating Cities at Night, Detecting Structural Defects, and a Light-Sensing Digital Eye
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This Week in Research: Illuminating Cities at Night, Detecting...

A new report from Arup explores illuminating cities at night, plus a tool to gauge... Read more

This Week in Research: Infrastructure-Mapping Drones, Robotic Roaches, and Stronger Steel
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This Week in Research: Infrastructure-Mapping Drones, Robotic...

This week, we bring you drones and robotic bugs that can help survey damaged sites... Read more

This Week in Research: Self-Planning Streets, Wind Turbines On the Eiffel Tower, and a Knock-Activated Lock
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This Week in Research: Self-Planning Streets, Wind Turbines On...

We round up the latest in materials and architectural research. Read more

Using Additive Manufacturing to Build With Materials Sourced From the Jobsite
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Using Additive Manufacturing to Build With Materials Sourced...

Two firms, one in Italy and the other in California, are combining earthen... Read more

These Interior Products Deserve a Double-Take
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These Interior Products Deserve a Double-Take

Changing client tastes and short-lived fashions are enough to keep even the most... Read more

This Week in Research: Hands-Free CAD, Self-Assembling Furniture, and a Large-Scale Future for Nanomaterials
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This Week in Research: Hands-Free CAD, Self-Assembling...

We bring you the latest from MIT wunderkind Skylar Tibbits, gesture-driven CAD, ... Read more

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