July 29th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Under Luis Fraguada and as part of the Open Thesis Fabrication – Smart Urban Elements program at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, architect and designer Iker Luna developed a bio ceramic system to explore the bio receptivity of ceramics.
July 21st, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
It’s not the Sixth Sense, Spidey sense, or even common sense, but a new “sensing skin” technology could change the way we’re able to respond to critical (and dangerous) cracks in concrete.
July 3rd, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Housed at the John Hancock Center, Tilt! tilts out some 30 degrees to provide patrons a downward view of Chicago from 1,000 feet up.
June 25th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Other materials stories that may be of interest for June 25, 2014.
June 12th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
A new project seeks to improve access by raising the roof—a special concrete roof, that is, complete with a bio-concrete system to transform collected rain to safe drinking water
June 10th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Adelaide have developed a steel fiber-reinforced self-compacting concrete (SFRSCC) that is stronger than conventional concrete and can stand up to the force of bomb blasts
June 4th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Shipments of portland and blended cement in the U.S. and Puerto Rico were up in March, according to a survey from the U.S. Geological Survey.
May 31st, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Some interesting ceramic initiatives are now popping up to help clean the existing polluted air, using clever materials and integrative designs to help us all breathe easier
April 18th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
New advances in concrete could create-longer lasting and more environmentally-friendly improvements for the world's "go-to" building material
April 9th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
By 2018, Manhattan’s iconic skyline will morph once again, with the addition of mixed-use skyscrapers—the largest private real-estate development in US history—that “barely touch the ground.”