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Message on a tile

Published 12 years ago by materia | no responses

The past few issues of this materials column focused mainly on the “sensorial properties of material” such as gloss, texture, perceived temperature, weight, and translucence. Statistical information on search behavior of the focus group on ...

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Growing old beautifully

Published 12 years ago by materia | no responses

Patina we associate mainly with natural weathering of bronze sculptures. Or with a coating on an object that has been in the ground for a long time. This is how the object acquires its specific ...

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Gloss

Published 12 years ago by materia | no responses

Edit March 2017: This material is no longer available We use a material because it can perform a function. This may be a technical performance, an aesthetic performance (sensorial), an associative experience (psychological). What do ...

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Cast metal: Liquid free form

Published 12 years ago by materia | no responses

Few architects know about the possibilities of cast metal. Few designers use the marvelous products created with this technology. Force lines precisely shaped in metal, creating fluid and exciting shapes. The molding industry is primarily ...

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Polyester concrete, if not concrete, what else?

Published 12 years ago by materia | no responses

Polyester concrete is a name commonly given to a composite that in effect is not concrete at all! Traditionally concrete is a composite of cement, gravel, sand and water. Contrary to traditional concrete, the binding ...

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Media Façade

Published 12 years ago by materia | one response

For advertising, art, or the corporate message: the façade increasingly plays a role as attention getter. In the past years we witnessed the emergence of façades containing photo prints, texts and poems, abstract images or ...

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