Materials for Design

Author: Chris Lefteri

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780673448

Category: Design

Page: 256

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Over the last 10 years there has been a huge growth in the area of materials and design, but most books on the subject deal with advanced, semi-formed materials (that is, materials sold as sheet, rod, tube, etc.). This new book provides much-needed information on the raw materials, and the 'low-down' on what these materials can be used for. The information provided in the book allows professional designers and students from a range of disciplines – but focusing on product design – to understand in simple, exciting, thought-provoking, visual terms different qualities and features of materials. The subject is presented from the perspective of design, and relevant case studies are used to inspire designers into new ways of thinking about materials. As well as standard and widely available materials, the book also contains emerging materials such as smart materials and self-healing plastics, offering a comprehensive guide to material selection for designers.
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Materials for Design 2

Author: Victoria Ballard Bell,Patrick Rand

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781616891909

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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As architecture and design programs throughout the world break out of the classroom and adopt the holistic methods of design/build programs, the need for a textbook that bridges the gap between construction materials and design sensibility is sorely needed. In Materials for Design 2, authors Victoria Ballard Bell and Patrick Rand revisit the format of their award-winning first volume and present sixty new case studies of materials put to imaginative use by today's brightest architects. Bell and Rand introduce each material type—glass, concrete, wood, metal, plastic, and stone—with new text describing its history and significance. Accessible case studies highlight recent advances in design and construction around the world—from a wooden church in Finland and huts in Thailand to a bank encased in a glass cube in Denmark. In a materials landscape that constantly changes to meet the demands of contemporary designers, Materials for Design 2 is an up-to-date guide to the best and most exciting materials at their disposal.
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Material Revolution 2

New Sustainable and Multi-Purpose Materials for Design and Architecture

Author: Sascha Peters

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3038210021

Category: Design

Page: 224

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Following the huge success of Material Revolution, this second volume addresses the rapid development of material research and presents materials new to the market since 2010. The significance of sustainable and intelligent materials in design and architecture has increased enormously over the last two years. Numerous new products have been introduced to the market and designers’ thirst for knowledge about the sustainability of new material is as strong as ever, making a sequel to Material Revolution necessary. The new volume contains a similar system of classification but covers a completely different range of materials. There is a chapter dedicated solely to the criteria and factors of sustainable product design, as well as to innovative projects by designers and architects that work with new materials and technologies.
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Material Revolution

Sustainable Multi-purpose Materials for Design and Architecture

Author: Sascha Peters

Publisher: Birkhauser

ISBN: 9783034606639

Category: Architecture

Page: 207

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'Material Revolution' offers a systematic overview of the currently available sustainable materials and provides the reader with all the information he needs to assess a new material's suitability and potential for a given project.
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Materials for Architectural Design

Author: Victoria Ballard Bell,Patrick Rand

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694803

Category: Architecture

Page: 270

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"Material selection is one of the most significant decisions an architect must make, yet it is often not addressed at the beginning of the design process. Likewise, students are typically taught about material and design as if they were unrelated. With the advent of integrated design/build programs, however, the relationship between a project's aesthetics and its materiality has never been more important." "Materials for Architectural Design provides the foundation for a strong design sensibility intertwined with material knowledge. Divided into five sections - glass, concrete, wood, metal and plastic - Materials for Architectural Design makes a thorough study of each material's properties, history, permutations and production techniques. Sixty case studies by today's most inventive architects from around the world - including Baumschlager + Eberle, Sean Godsell, Werner Sobek and ARO - show these materials put to imaginative use, illustrating how their application informed each building's ultimate form and structure."--BOOK JACKET.
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Materials Experience

Chapter 13. Sustainable Multipurpose Materials for Design

Author: Sascha Peters

Publisher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters

ISBN: 0128055928

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

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Car bodies made by spider silk proteins, furniture made from fish scales, lightweight panels made of bamboo rings or light reflecting concrete: these are just some of the most striking examples of a development that will take on a revolutionary character in the near future. Natural biomass, lightweight materials and smart material concepts that incorporate an additional inner quality are becoming more and more prevalent. The world seems to be undergoing radical change. Materials are becoming more natural, healthier and more sustainable. The design sector has been the most active in discovering the possibilities inherent in these innovative materials through the development of a new product culture whose most important aspect is sustainability. Designers prepare the ground for promising innovative materials to enter the marketplace and, through dialogue with manufacturers, foster the development of new material or come up with problem solving materials on their own. In this chapter, we provide an overview of developments in the bio-based and sustainable material sector as well as in the fields of lightweight construction solutions and intelligent materials.
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Designing Print Materials for Flexible Teaching & Learning In Law

Author: Associate Professor at the Center for Employment and Labour Relations Law Faculty of Law Richard Johnstone,Richard Johnstone,Gordon Joughin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113531649X

Category: Law

Page: 99

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This work is designed for individual teachers and teaching teams who want to develop materials for a whole subject or part of a subject, encourage active learning by students, and integrate the use of materials with other teaching and learning strategies.
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