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Hello <<First Name>> and welcome to Issue #29 of the Materials for Architecture Newsletter, published Friday 26th January 2018
Hello <<First Name>> and welcome to Issue #29 of the Materials for Architecture Newsletter, published Friday 26th January
In this issue, we bring you news on Materials for Architecture 2018, as well as 8 energy efficient materials, anodized bronze screens, and a red ceramic façade, plus more news on 3D printed materials, bricks & ceramics, concrete & aggregates, glass, metal, and timber.
Have a story relevant to materials in construction and architecture that you'd like to share? 
Send it through to news@materialsforarchitecture.com for consideration. Find out more about the event, Materials for Architecture, at www.materialsforarchitecture.com
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EVENT NEWS

Powder coatings to feature at Materials for Architecture 2018
AkzoNobel Powder Coatings has announced its sponsorship of Materials for Architecture, the conference and exhibition for architects and specifiers coming to London’s ILEC Centre on the 25-26 April 2018.
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Published 25/01/2018 via materialsforarchitecture.com
Materials for Architecture 2018 conference agenda announced
A wealth of talks will examine topics ranging from super-tall timber structures, light as a material, bespoke fibreglass mouldings and architectural cladding systems, and responsive building skins, to auxetic, phase-change, and unbreakable materials in a programme designed to keep attendees at the cutting edge of design specification.
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Published 25/01/2018 via materialsforarchitecture.com
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GENERAL NEWS

8 energy efficient materials architects should know
A new wave of chemistry and material science is bringing innovative materials and building systems to the marketplace. From advanced insulation foams to multiwall cladding, this next generation of high-performing materials will help accelerate energy-efficient design.
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Published 21/01/2018 via archdaily.com

3D PRINTED MATERIALS

$13.5M has been raised to accelerate game-changing metal 3D printing technology
Seurat Technologies, a Silicon Valley-based startup, announces it has raised $13.5 million in a Series A funding round. The significant investment will reportedly be put towards funding and accelerating the company’s much-hyped metal additive manufacturing technology.
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Published 17/01/2018 via 3ders.org
BRICKS AND CERAMICS
Russian complex to feature red ceramic façade
MVRDV has been selected to complete a 78-meter-tall, mixed-use building in Russia. Designed as a ‘symbolic gateway into Moscow’, the 52,000 square meter complex will comprise luxury apartments, a sports center, flexible workspace, an event space, and a sky deck. The building’s top floors accommodate apartments in a variety of configurations and sizes, with the largest providing panoramic views in every direction. Meanwhile, underground programs include a supermarket and both commercial and residential parking.
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Published 22/01/2018 via designboom.com
CONCRETE & AGGREGATES
Micro apartments in concrete pipes are designed to ease Hong Kong's housing crisis
Hong Kong studio James Law Cybertecture has developed a prototype for low-cost, stackable micro homes in concrete pipes, which could slot into gaps between city buildings. Called OPod Tube Housing, the project sees 2.5-metre-wide concrete water pipes transformed into 9.29-square-metre homes, with doors that can be unlocked using smartphones.
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Published 16/01/2018 via dezeen.com
GLASS
Are architects turning their backs on glass skyscrapers?
No form of architecture more perfectly epitomizes the 20th century than the glass tower. From Manhattan to Moscow, glistening skyscrapers became not only the most practical response to densely-populated cities, but the most coveted symbol of progress.
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Published 25/01/2018 via edition.cnn.com
METALS
Anodized bronze screens create a unique look for this new South African house
Architecture firm SAOTA, together with interior design firm ARRCC, have completed a new house in La Lucia, South Africa, that has anodized bronzed aluminium sliding screens to create a unique appearance and protect the house from wind, rain, and sun.
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Published 23/01/2018 via contemporist.com
SMART & BIO MATERIALS

Parisian building's façade is covered with plants
Anonyme Studio’s project is located in rue raoul dufy, Paris. The residential building’s ground floors are set back in comparison to the rest of the façade, where the windows face the street. 
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Published 14/01/2018 via designboom.com

TIMBER

The 2017 Wood Design & Building Award winning projects
Every year, top-notch wood design projects built over the last five years are celebrated in the prestigious Wood Design & Building Awards. Launched by Wood Design & Building Magazine and the Canadian Wood Council, the awards program encourages designers worldwide to continue pushing the boundaries in wood construction.
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Published 26/01/2018 via archinect.com

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