Thomas Schroepfer

Material Design: Informing Architecture by Materiality

Basel: Birkhäuser, 2010

This book discusses the state of the art and projects emerging trends in material design. Using an alternative approach premised on observation, speculation, and experimentation, a comprehensive view of today’s and tomorrow’s material technologies and design methods is developed. The book provides detailed insights into the strategies of material design in architectural applications such as aggregation, joints and junctions, ephemeral phenomena, responsive materials, materialisations of nanotechnology and encoding.