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Smart materials

Published 7 years ago by materia | no responses

Smart materials are replacing installations in architecture. Imagine replacing heating and conditioning installations with materials! A paint for energy, steps that control light, a bag of salt for cooling? Multifunctional, smart and interactive materials can ...

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When buildings start to twitter…

Published 7 years ago by materia | no responses

What happens when buildings and smart materials are integrated? For a start, media facades. Thomas Schielke is working on this development. We can all use a glowing embrace to warm us during these cold months. ...

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Breathing buildings

Published 7 years ago by materia | no responses

Thermo bi-metals allow buildings to ‘breathe’. This innovative rethinking of the building’s skin could change the way we think about heating and cooling buildings. A shape-changing, breathing building made from sheet metal has been created ...

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Regina Heinz: ceramic arts and crafts

Published 8 years ago by materia | no responses

The Austrian born ceramic artist Regina Heinz launches a new collection of curved tiles and wall pieces. The 3-dimensional ceramic tiles are crafted and painted by hand. They can be combined and repeated in different ...

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Dutch scientists create light emitting plastic

Published 8 years ago by materia | no responses

Scientists at the University of Technology Eindhoven (TU/e) in The Netherlands for the first time succeeded in creating a plastic that emits light when pulled. The researchers can make the plastic emit red, yellow, blue ...

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Interactive Artwork by Studio Roosegaarde

Published 8 years ago by materia | no responses

In front of the theatre and cinema building De nieuwe Kolk in Assen, the Netherlands, the largest interactive artwork based on sensor technology has been revealed. Sensor Valley 8.0, as it is called, has been ...

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