Offers an encyclopedic overview of new materials.
Material World 3: Innovative Materials for Architecture and Design offers just over one hundred materials and semifinished products carefully selected by materiO, the French library of emerging materials. This exclusive collection covers materials with a wide variety of properties and aesthetic qualities, such as modular, undulating wall coverings, fish-skin leather, photovoltaic textiles, and LED lighting systems powered by wafer-thin batteries.Material World 3 gives architects, designers, students and other creative professionals product information, technical specifications, and suggestions for ways in which to use the latest fascinating materials and finishes. Included are the names, addresses, phone numbers, and websites of suppliers - all the information needed to contact and purchase every item featured in the book. In this book materiO also summarizes fifteen basic concepts to help novices gain a better understanding of this complex topic and to point out, even to the more well-informed reader, aspects of materials that are often overlooked. What do FSC, VOC, Cradle to cradle(t), and oxo-degradable mean? What are Damascus steel, float glass, and electroluminescence?
Find the answers to these and many other relevant questions in this book. Taken as a whole, these features make Material World 3 a virtually encyclopedic survey of exciting materials and finishes for use in interior design and architecture.