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16 Materials Every Architect Needs to Know

One year ago   |   By Arch Daily

A building's materiality is what our bodies make direct contact with; the cold metal handle, the warm wooden wall, and the hard glass window would all create an entirely different atmosphere if they were, say, a hard glass handle, a cold metal wall and a warm wooden window (which with KTH's new translucent wood , is not as absurd as it might sound). Materiality is of just as much importance as form, function and location-or rather, inseparable from all three. Here we've compiled a selection of 16 materials that should be part of the design vocabulary of all architects, ranging from the...
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