Material Skills: Evolution of Materials agosto 6, 2009Posted by christian saucedo in Bibliography.
Nombre: Material Skills: Evolution of Materials
Editorial: Materia Rotterdam
Autores: Els Zijlstra
New techniques and materials are constantly being discovered and developed to make possible improvements in the technical and aesthetic quality of buildings. Successful development of innovative materials is only possible when properties of the material are improved by making it stronger and lighter, or improving its physical properties or reducing the quantity required, or making it less expensive, more environmentally-friendly or more durable. In addition – and most important for architects – the sensory aspects of materials can be used to achieve the effect required by the design, both internally and externally. After all, every designer is constantly on the lookout for materials which will translate his ideas into reality.
The book Material Skills, describes the evolution of materials in terms of their historical development and presents a vision of the future, so assisting designers to become more aware of their ‘inheritance’ and inspiring them to use new materials in their work.
This book presents around 100 unique, new inspirational materials and a number of projects which have been realised in a special way. Ther materials presented, most of which are manufactured in Europe, have all been selected for their special technical or aesthetic properties.