A+ Finalist Spotlight: Materials
February 25, 2013
Architecture makes space material. Traditionally, it has done so through stacking, curving, and pouring of stone, brick, concrete, or dirt. Latest advancements in technology have made possible to manipulate materials like never before. Given the right amount of tooling, nearly any material can be accommodated to any form or shape, however outlandish they may be.
The five finalists for the Architizer A+ “Materials” award each investigate new paths for materials old and new. Click through for the slideshow!
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Triangle of the Squinches – a Collaborative Ballet
San Francisco, California
Pop Rocks: Soft Urban Boulder Field
AFJD Studio, Matthew Soules Architecture
South Asian Human Rights Documentation Centre
New Delhi, India
Photo: Brandon Shigeta
BLOOM: Making Building Skins Responsive with Thermally Smart Materials
DOSU Studio Architecture