Building 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

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Washington, D.C.'s Dunbar Senior High School Achieves LEED Platinum Washington, D.C.'s Dunbar Senior High School Achieves LEED Platinum

Designed by Perkins Eastman and Moody Nolan, the building received the highest number of points for a school certified under USGBC's LEED for Schools–New Construction system. Read more

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2015 Boston Blizzard Takes Its Toll on Region's Buildings 2015 Boston Blizzard Takes Its Toll on Region's Buildings

Record-breaking winter storms have dumped several feet of snow and ice on the city, causing buildings to buckle under the accumulated weight. 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

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Supermachine Studio Designs Stacked Labyrinth in Thailand Supermachine Studio Designs Stacked Labyrinth in Thailand

Celebrating 100 years, Siam Cement Group asked three studios to each create a building to encourage engagement in the coastal community of Bangsaen. The playground designed by Supermachine is a series of staircases that lead to nowhere. 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

Five Trends in Spanish Tile from Cevisama 2015
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Five Trends in Spanish Tile from Cevisama 2015

Held in Valencia, Spain, this year from Feb. 9 to 13, the annual event showcased... Read more

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This Week in Research: Water Walls, Photovoltaic Concrete, and Buildings That Rock This Week in Research: Water Walls, Photovoltaic Concrete, and Buildings That Rock

This week, we found concrete that can store and deliver solar energy, water than can act as energy-efficient insulation, and a 3D printing robotic machine that mimics the silk-producing processes of spiders. Read more

‘Protoceramics’ Bends, Cuts, and Folds Tile at Cevisama 2015
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‘Protoceramics’ Bends, Cuts, and Folds Tile at Cevisama 2015

An installation from the Material Processes and Systems Group at Harvard’s... Read more

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