Best Books of the Year

Transmaterial Next was selected as one of the top ten books on the environment, cities, and landscape for 2017 by┬áThe … More

Transmaterial Next

Virtually every revolution in architecture has been preceded by a revolution in materials: think iron, glass, steel, concrete, plastics, or … More

Biologically Motivated

Fields from architecture and art to engineering and nano-technology are increasingly looking to biology for inspiration. Strategies such as biomimicry … More


Despite the ever-growing sophistication of synthetic and digital tools, it’s the natural world that captures the imaginations of today’s vanguard … More

Material Strategies

Throughout history, architecture has been shaped by the continual transformation of material technologies and application methods. Material Strategies: Innovative Applications … More

Matter in the Floating World

It seems that Japan contains a higher number of internationally significant architects and designers relative to its geographic size than … More

Transmaterial 3

The Transmaterial series delivers critical information about new materials to architects and designers who seek to transform the structure, spaces, … More

Transmaterial 2

As the speed of technological progress continues to accelerate, innovation threatens to outpace architects’ and designers’ working knowledge of materials, … More


These days, whether you’re designing a building or a toaster, a savvy knowledge of materials is increasingly critical. And keeping … More