Materials

USA pavilion at Milax Expo 2015 features American white oak deck

The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the international trade association for the American hardwood industry, has supported the USA pavilion at the … More

Nendo uses layered fabrics to create Alcantra-wood exhibition during Milan Expo 2015

Japanese design studio Nendo has collaborated with Italian material manufacturer Alcantara to create ‘Alcantara-wood’, in conjunction with the Expo Milan 2015. The … More

Herriot-Watt students win nation-wide student design competition during INDEX

Heriot-Watt University’s Dubai Campus students are the only finalists in a design competition that set a unique challenge to the region’s young, … More

Kolman Boye Architects, Benchmark, and AHEC create food concept from cherry wood

The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) partnered with architects Kolman Boye and furniture-makers Benchmark to showcase a towering structure of food plates … More

Textile design takes on new threads

Textile design is a rich tradition within the Middle East, as it dates back centuries and is one of the most sought … More

Ceramics industry turns to nature

The marble and ceramics industry is a large and profitable sector in the Middle East and North Africa as its luxurious finishes … More

Desert sustainability: Architects use date palms to create food shelter in Al Ain

The Challenge: Creating environmentally aware designs for impoverished communities Traditional date palm materials are being used to create a food shelter at … More

American white oak dresses staircase in former Flemish Renaissance palace

Hof van Busleyden is one of the most beautiful buildings in Mechelen, a Flemish city located between Brussels and Antwerp. With a … More

Suspended charcoal installation examines relationship between architecture and objects

Korean artist Seon Ghi Bahk has created an installation that examines the relationship between natural materials and man-made objects by using piece … More

The ‘living wall’ biofilter turns ten years old

The living wall biofilter, a Canadian invention that improves air quality and reduces energy costs, turns a decade old this spring. The … More

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