This research was centered on the development of a materials database as a resource for architects, designers,contractors,scientists, and consumers. A primary focus of the research is the feasibility and sustainability of materials with a metabolic or distinctly biological. Application of biomaterials and recycled materials can significantly reduce the impact of construction and the waste it generates. However,this application depends directly on the influence of architects in the design process, specifically material selection. The usage of the Transmaterial series, as a resource, can provide designers, architects, contractors, and end-users with access to cutting-edge materials that are changing the built environment.
Blaine Brownell is the mentor for this project and his research focuses on disruptive material applications and emergent environmental building strategies.
§ Brownell is considered oneof thepreeminent scholars of advanced materials for architecture and design, having authored the Transmaterial series with Princeton Architectural Press (2006-2010).
§ The aim of this research was to compile adatabase of materials for afutureedition in theseries.
§ We’ve included the newest materials in the built environment, particularly thosethat are innovative and
§ Eligible materials are thosethat are not yet in commercial production and that have uniqueabilities or
CASE REALITY & FUTURE REALITY
§ The built environment is constantlychanging and demands new and innovative materials to meet the evolving needs of theplanet and its people.
§ Numerous materials were discovered as part of this research, many of which have distinct environmental benefits and remarkable characteristics that make them eye-catching and beautiful.
§ Most importantly, thefuturedepends on humans ability to create, develop, manufacture, and distribute technologically superior materials that exist synergistically with thenatural environment.
§ Biomaterials, renewables, and composites represent the futurebecause population growth and expansion of human populations necessitates the usage of materials that further the existence of humanity, rather than threaten it.
Aerographene- carbon nanotubes, graphene aerogel Orimetric- Rubberized OrigamiTextile characteristics for architectural or built applications.
§ Exploring materials research through industry publications and research networks, several
hundred materials have been cataloged for future publication.
This research was supported by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP).
Becker, Patrick J; Brownell, Blaine E.
The Feasibility and Sustainability of Architectural Biomaterials.
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