© 2006


A Catalog of Materials that Redefine our Physical Environment

  • Editors
  • Blaine¬†Brownell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-5
  2. Pages 12-13
  3. Pages 15-30
  4. Pages 33-46
  5. Pages 49-78
  6. Pages 81-97
  7. Pages 99-142
  8. Pages 145-167
  9. Pages 169-180
  10. Pages 183-201
  11. Pages 203-215
  12. Pages 217-226
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 230-238

About this book


These days, whether you're designing a building or a toaster, a savvy knowledge of materials is increasingly critical. And keeping up with the constant flow of new materials, let alone their applications, properties, and sources, is an increasingly difficult and time-consuming task. Blaine Erickson Brownell, author of Transmaterial, known to thousands of web users for his "product of the week" email service alerting designers to new materials that are reshaping our world, has created this handy and affordable reference to the most interesting and most useful new materials now available.

Transmaterial is indexed in multiple ways for the sake of maximum convenience, and utilizes the new CSI Master- Format 2004 product categorization system. With more than 200 materials, organized by category, described, pictured, and annotated with technical and sourcing information, this catalog is an essential tool for any architect or designer interested in keeping up with the rapid developments in the field of materials, looking for a source of inspiration for their designs, or just eager to get their hands on real materials in an effort to understand the incredibly innova-tive palette now available to us.


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About the authors

Blaine E. Brownell is an architect, sustainable building advisor, and a researcher of materials based in Seattle. Educated at Princeton and Rice Universities, he is an advocate of harnessing the latest materials expertise to transform the way we make buildings and products.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Transmaterial
  • Book Subtitle A Catalog of Materials that Redefine our Physical Environment
  • Authors Blaine Brownell
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Princeton Architectural Press 2006
  • Publisher Name Princeton Archit.Press
  • eBook Packages Architecture and Design Engineering (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-56898-563-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-56898-655-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 224
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 800 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Architecture, general
    Design, general
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