As the speed of technological progress continues to accelerate, innovation threatens to outpace architects’ and designers’ working knowledge of materials, thereby limiting their applicability. In order to stay at the cutting edge of design, a knowledge of the uses, properties, and sources of new materials is essential. A sequel to the critically acclaimed and best-selling book Transmaterial, Transmaterial 2 is a clear, concise, accessible, and carefully edited resource that provides information about the latest and most intriguing materials commercially available. The book includes more than two hundred materials and is indexed in multiple ways for maximum convenience. An excellent ideas generator, Transmaterial 2 is an indispensable tool for any architect or designer looking to keep up with the current trends in the field of materials.
Building Design & Construction
“From fully recyclable architectural resin panels to self-cleaning glass, Blaine Brownell has pretty much seen it all when it comes to sustainable building materials.”
“Entries in the book are organized by a products materiality, in straightforward categories such as concrete, wood, glass, plastic, light, and digital.”