Virtually every revolution in architecture has been preceded by a revolution in materials: think iron, glass, steel, concrete, plastics, or composites. What is the next revolutionary material that will reshape the very nature of architecture? A solid that’s lighter than air, metal latticework so delicate it rests on a dandelion, building insulation made from processed seaweed, self-generating microbial glue that repairs cracks in concrete, or transparent solar panels?
Materials expert Blaine Brownell, author of our bestselling Transmaterial series, reveals emerging trends and applications that are transforming the technological capacity, environmental performance, and design potential of architecture in Transmaterial Next. This book is an essential compendium for thinking architects, designers, and other creative professionals passionate about materials and looking for their bleeding edge and practical implementation.
Blaine Brownell is an architect, author, educator, and one of the preeminent scholars of advanced materials for architecture and design. Brownell’s previous books with Princeton Architectural Press include Matter in the Floating World: Conversations with Leading Japanese Architects and Designers and Material Strategies: Innovative Applications in Architecture, and the Transmaterial series.