Materials

Conquering Custom: For Arktura, No Ceiling Is Out of Reach

Arktura takes bespoke design to a whole new level, using specially engineered software, advanced robotic manufacturing, and sustainable materials and processes to make innovative architectural systems.

Arktura takes bespoke design to a whole new level, using specially engineered software, advanced robotic manufacturing, and sustainable materials and processes to make innovative architectural systems.

#AluminumToday – Twitterview

While aluminum’s use in architecture can be traced back 100 years, as today’s buildings embrace sustainability, the material’s high durability and recyclability are bringing it to renewed prominence. At Hunter Douglas—a leading manufacturer of window coverings and architectural products—the use and reuse of aluminum has been a mainstay since 1946, when the company developed technology for continuous casting of the…

These Innovative Materials Will Redefine Our Future

The new book Transmaterial Next, by Blaine Brownell, catalogues remarkable innovations in material science, from the lightest substances ever made to self-assembling robotic cubes.

The new book Transmaterial Next, by Blaine Brownell, catalogues remarkable innovations in material science, from the lightest substances ever made to self-assembling robotic cubes.

How Allbirds Makes Its Quirky Wool Sneakers

One of our picks for this year’s Holiday Gift Guide, Allbirds' fleeced shoes are the result of a partnership with a 150-year-old Italian wool mill.

One of our picks for this year’s Holiday Gift Guide, Allbirds’ fleeced shoes are the result of a partnership with a 150-year-old Italian wool mill.

Scholten & Baijings’ Glass Gradient Turns the Material on Its Head

Glass is often emblematic of transparency, so it makes it an odd choice when privacy is what’s needed. Not necessarily, says Scholten & Baijings.

Glass is often emblematic of transparency. So it makes it an odd choice when privacy is what’s needed. Scholten & Baijings’ new architectural glass collection for Skyline Design not only promises coverage but adds an exciting visual counterpoint to the typical office arrangement.

20 Highlights From ICFF 2016

Metropolis editors select the products that intrigued and inspired them during this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City.

Metropolis editors select the products that intrigued and inspired them during this year’s International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York City.