Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine Our Physical Environment

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Blaine Brownell
Princeton Architectural Press, Jan 3, 2008 - Architecture - 247 pages
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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.

Based on a compilation of Blaine Brownell's "product of the week" electronic journal, Transmaterial 2includes 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.


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Blaine Brownell is an architect, materials researcher, and sustainable building advisor whose work has been widely published and exhibited. He is the author of Transmaterial and the editor of the online materials forum Transstudio. He is also the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship to Japan for 2006-2007.

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