Extensive, comprehensive collection of innovative materials and processes, organized into polymers, cement-based materials, glass, metals, ceramics, natural materials, and carbon-based materials. Resource for designers of all disciplines.
provides comprehensive, accurate information about the basic materials with which designers work on a daily basis, as well as a complete breakdown of new and exciting developments in high-tech materials.This book is organized into six main sections on all the major design material groups: Metal, Plastic, Wood, Plant, Animal, and Mineral.
Introduces each material type--glass, concrete, wood, metal, plastic, and stone--with text describing its history and significance. Accessible case studies highlight recent advances in design and construction around the world. (also in print: NA4100 .B454 2014 )
This book is an essential reference for understanding the environmental impact of materials, manufacturing processes, and product life cycles, and is also a guide on how to select and use them in an intelligent way.
This work demonstrates the alternatives to modern building materials. Topics discussed include whether environmentally-friendly chemicals can be used and whether the make-up of building materials can be altered so that individual components can be re-used.
This book focuses on various issues that human beings face and by discussing potential materials-related solutions. Through the lens of intriguing projects by designers, artists, makers, and scientists, it presents ideas, technologies, and creative efforts that focus on the earth's most basic elements, while also showing how these elements can be transformed into entirely new materials.
Features a fiber-by-fiber guide to natural fibers including cotton, hemp, silk, manufactured fibers including polyester, modal, azlon, then covers processing and promoting recycled fibers that are designed to be "circular". Each chapters investigates six main areas of potential impact in fiber cultivation, production, and processing-including chemical use, water, fair labor, energy use, consumer use/washing and biodegradability and recyclability.
This book traces the history of plywood from its use in eighteenth-century furniture, through its emergence as an industrial product in the nineteenth century, to a material celebrated by twentieth-century modernists such as Alvar Aalto and Charles and Ray Eames.
Materiology is directed at all those who are interested in materials and in working with materials: from architects, production designers, and stylists to artists. Offers an overview of the different kinds, processing, and use of materials.
Beyond pottery, the universe of ceramics encompesses bricks and concrete, automotive components, watch mechanisms and the tiles on space shuttles. This book includes a diverse range of high- and low-tech applications.
Documents a selection of current international projects and processes, making-ofs, and experiments by 120 internationally renowned designers, architects, and artists, whose creative and innovative approach to the material makes their work compelling. A section dedicated to materials and technologies examines innovative developments as well as wood, wood-based materials, finishing technologies, and wooden structure principles.