|For you, which new materials provoke the most interest?
We are interested in ordinary low cost materials, those that seem to others to have no architectural potential.
Rainscreens are interesting because of the flexibility they allow for the skin and that they let the structure breathe a bit.
It was used in architecture for more then 100,000 years, but still fascining...
Technological innovations that promote real sustainability.
Carbon fiber and full spectrum solar.
PLASTICS, FIBERGLAS, FIBER CONCRETE
ETFE Foils, woven Teflon fabrics, Photovoltaic building skins
Renewable/green materials in general
Any material that conserves existing materials!
Modular systems, particularly if they use natural materials. It's conceivable that you could build a house out of standardized panels you clip into a floor track, with electrical wiring already built in.
We are always looking for materials, which offer the highest performative value for the least effort/costs.
cradle-to-cradle materials and systems
seems like it should be legislated?
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