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Hello <<First Name>> and welcome to Issue #37 of the Materials for Architecture Newsletter, published Friday 23rd March 2018


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Hello <<First Name>> and welcome to Issue #37 of the Materials for Architecture Newsletter, published Friday 23rd March 2018
In this issue, we bring you news on Materials for Architecture 2018, robotic timber construction, earthships, smart glass, plus more news on 3D printed materials, concrete & aggregates, smart & bio materials, and stone.
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EVENT NEWS

Heatherwick Studio’s Nick Ling to open conference
We are pleased to announce that Nick Ling, Technical Design Lead at Heatherwick Studio will give the opening address for the Materials for Architecture 2018 conference programme. He will explore the leading architectural practice’s dedication to artistic thinking, and how designers can incorporate materials and craftsmanship. He will set the tone for Materials for Architecture’s two-day conference which features an array of thought leaders. Read more...
Published 22/03/2018 via materialsforarchitecture.com
Get hands-on with the latest materials
Visitors to the second edition of Materials for Architecture are offered the opportunity to interact with a range of innovative materials for surfaces, envelope and other architectural applications. The industry is fast-moving and new materials are emerging constantly. The annual London event strives to guide architecture, design and construction professionals through this complex world. Read more...
Published 08/03/2018 via materialsforarchitecture.com
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GENERAL NEWS

'Earthship' created with recycled & traditional materials
Seeking to combine traditional education with the responsible use of resources and the development of sustainable human relations, the first sustainable public school in Latin America has been created. The 270 square metre building was raised in only seven weeks. Its construction is made up of approximately 60% recycled materials and 40% of traditional materials. Read more...
Published 18/03/2018 via archdaily.com
3D PRINTED MATERIALS
Europe's 'first 3D printed house' takes residence in Milan
Engineering company Arup and CLS Architects have announced plans to present what is being heralded as “Europe’s first 3D printed one-bedroom house” at the upcoming Salone del Mobile design showcase in Milan. The house is currently being 3D printed on site using one of CyBe Construction’s robotic additive manufacturing systems. Read more...
Published 23/03/2018 via 3ders.org
CONCRETE & AGGREGATES
Steven Holl to build museum with fortress-inspired concrete towers
White concrete towers are reflected in a series of pools in Steven Holl's competition-winning design for the Le Musée des Collectionneurs in Angers, France. The museum is composed of imposing masses of white concrete in a reference to the towers of historic fortress, Chateau d’Angers, that lies just across the Maine river from the site. Read more...
Published 20/03/2018 via dezeen.com
GLASS
New smart glass reflects or absorbs light to moderate temperature
Engineers at the University of Delaware recently developed panels - fabricated using 3D printing - that can switch between allowing sunlight in and blocking it out to moderate temperature. The team aims for the panels to be used in eco-friendly windows, windshields, roof panes, and in building envelopes to create buildings that have the ability to maintain more energy efficiency. Read more...
Published 23/03/2018 via designnews.com
SMART & BIO MATERIALS
Clay plaster: why is this ancient material suddenly back in fashion?
Clay plasters, materials still commonly perceived as reserved for humble structures in rural environments, have now been recast as breathtaking architectural and design options. Materials science has collided with 3 mega trends – aesthetic imperatives, sustainability and healthy buildings – meaning that now clay plasters are recognised as truly problem solving and rich in value. Read more...
Published 23/03/2018 via materialsforarchitecture.com
STONE
MIT professor introduces cyclopean masonry
MIT architecture professor and Matter Design Studio founder Brandon Clifford researches ancient methods of construction and translates them into a modern context; cyclopean masonry is his latest focus. He and his students have built algorithms that can measure the sizes of stones or rubble and then suggest a type of cyclopean wall design that would be able to transform any mound of debris into a wall. Read more...
Published 22/03/2018 via fastcodesign.com
TIMBER
Robotic collaboration in timber construction
Researchers from ETH Zurich are using a new method for digital timber construction in a real project for the first time. The load-bearing timber modules, which are prefabricated by robots, will be assembled on the top two floors at the DFAB HOUSE construction site. Read more...
Published 22/03/2018 via materialsforarchitecture.com
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