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Hello <<First Name>> and welcome to Issue #38 of the Materials for Architecture Newsletter, published Thursday 29th March 2018
In this issue, we bring you news on Materials for Architecture 2018, concrete made from desert sand, a wooden Vatican chapel, and more news on 3D printed materials, glass, metals, and stone.
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EVENT NEWS

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Materials for Architecture 2018 is shaping up to be one of the year’s most essential UK events for architects. Taking place at the ILEC Conference Centre in west London on 25 and 26 April, it promises to be a must-attend for professionals who want to hear the latest innovative thinking on how materials can be applied to make better buildings. Read more...
Published 29/03/2018 via materialsforarchitecture.com
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
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GENERAL NEWS

Six materials that age beautifully
Rather than detracting from the building, natural forces can add to a material’s integrity, softening its stark, characterless initial appearance. This continuation of the building process is an important one to consider in order to create a structure that will only grow in beauty over time. To help you achieve an ever-growing building, ArchDaily has collated six different materials that age with grace. Read more...
Published 26/03/2018 via archdaily.com
3D PRINTED MATERIALS
France's 3D printed Yhnova house soon to welcome first residents
3D printed housing has really been gaining in momentum recently with the unveiling of New Story’s $4,000 3D printed home and the announcement of a 3D printed building in Milan. Now, just outside of the French city of Nantes, a 3D printed social housing project is nearly liveable. The five-room house was constructed using a patented 3D printing method called BatiPrint3D. Read more...
Published 27/03/2018 via 3ders.org
CONCRETE & AGGREGATES
New material made from desert sand could offer concrete alternative
A team of UK scientists have developed a biodegradable construction material made from desert sand; a resource that has until now been useless for construction. Called Finite, the material was developed by a group from Imperial College London. It is as strong as concrete but has half the carbon footprint. the scientists are confident that it outperforms concrete on key sustainability metrics. Read more...
Published 24/03/2018 via dezeen.com
Raw concrete structure blends with industrial surroundings
Published 28/03/2018 via designboom.com
GLASS
Pleated glass tower tops the Viceroy Chicago hotel
Chicago architecture firm Goettsch Partners has rebuilt the facade of the 1920s Cedar Hotel, and added a glass tower with a folded front. To create the new Viceroy Chicago hotel, the building was demolished but its red brick and ornate terracotta facade was reconstructed. A curtain of angular glass panels form a pleated appearance, which is loosely based on the original brickwork. Read more...
Published 27/03/2018 via dezeen.com
STONE
Greek olive and stone residence captured by Pygmalion Karatzas
A private residence, designed by Nikos Mourikis, has been captured hiding amid surrounding olive trees by photographer Pygmalion Karatzas. The pitched roof and composite construction from reinforced concrete and stone follow the earthly colours of the olive grove landscape. The robust construction is filled with distinct volumes, leaving a large opening for the residents to visually interact with the surrounding nature and open vistas.  Read more...
Published 26/03/2018 via designboom.com
TIMBER
Renderings reveal Norman Foster's wooden Vatican Pavilion
For the first time, the Holy See, representing the Vatican City, will feature its own submission at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Renderings of this wooden chapel by Foster + Partners were released, which will be among 10 others revealed in Venice this May. The design phase symbolically began with the three crosses merged together, that are ultimately enveloped by wooden planks forming a sail-like latticework attached to the structure. Read more...
Published 28/03/2018 via designboom.com
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