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Managing Custom Materials for Enscape

Enscape

However, there are an unlimited number of materials, colors, compositions, and arrangements possible in the world of design and construction. When it comes to creating convincing architectural renderings , the quality of the textures can make a profound difference.

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We Must Understand Buildings as Intermediate Deposits of Raw Materials

ArchDaily

Image © Jakob Schoof Increasing urbanization, excessive waste production, excessive consumption of material goods, and exploitation of natural resources. Scarcity of raw materials and the use of non-renewable resources is already the reality of some locations, and nature can no longer reclaim renewables at the same pace as it is exploited.

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Climate Action Is About Choosing Local, Low-Carbon Materials

ArchDaily

But by selecting locally made low-carbon materials , landscape architects can significantly reduce the climate impacts of their work. Embodied carbon emissions are generated from the extraction, manufacturing, transportation, and construction of landscape materials. Image © Aulaterra E.V.

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Seeing Through Layers: Translucent Materials in Architecture

ArchDaily

Translucency, at its essence, is an optical property that enables the total or partial passage of light through materials, without providing a clear view of the objects behind them. Traditionally, glass sheets have been the symbolic material associated with transparency, commonly used in the fabrication of doors and windows.

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Vibrant pavilions by Foster + Partners and NEON utilize recycled everyday materials

Archinect

The structures respond to the LFA’s theme of “Reimagine,” in which they utilize everyday materials in innovative ways to encourage reflection on material recycling , reuse , and climate change. Radial" by Foster + Partners.

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Land as Raw Material: Latin American Homes Built With Locally Sourced Soil

ArchDaily

Transforming raw materials from the soil into architecture. The use of materials extracted from the local soil serves a dual purpose. Environmentally, choosing locally sourced materials from the start of a project reduces transportation needs and carbon emissions, supporting sustainability efforts.

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A New Generation of Living Buildings Using Hygromorphic Materials

ArchDaily

programming hygromorphic response, open when wet and open when dry, and thicker materials for slow response. But what if everything we are looking for (in terms of sustainability) could come from the materials themselves, taking advantage of their intrinsic properties, without even relying on electricity? Read more »

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