These days, whether you’re designing a building or a toaster, a savvy knowledge of materials is increasingly critical. And keeping up with the constant flow of new materials, let alone their applications, properties, and sources, is an increasingly difficult and time-consuming task. Transmaterial is indexed in multiple ways for the sake of maximum convenience, and utilizes the CSI MasterFormat product categorization system. With more than 200 materials, organized by category, described, pictured, and annotated with technical and sourcing information, this catalog is an essential tool for any architect or designer interested in keeping up with the rapid developments in the field of materials, looking for a source of inspiration for their designs, or just eager to get their hands on real materials in an effort to understand the incredibly innovative palette now available to us.
Journal of Architectural Education
“Truly innovative… Transmaterial will be of interest to all involved in the design arts who seek a greater understanding of emerging materials and to all who are committed to expanding the traditional classifications of materials within the building industry.”
“From concrete that absorbs carbon dioxide to scratch-and-sniff wallpaper, the innovations compiled in this book are transformative, multi-functional and ultra-performing… The pages that fill Transmaterial cover 10 categories in the conversational yet informative tone of a material fanatic.”
“Colorful and stimulating, and you don’t have to be an architect or even a home improvement enthusiast to appreciate it… There is endless inspiration here.”