From structures to envelopes, materials play an important role in architecture, defining finishes, sustainable strategies, cost, life-cycle performance or thermal and acoustic efficiency.

open arte-fact exhibited in Beirut

The proposal for the house of arts, a large cultural building to be built in Lebanon, will be exhibited along with the rest of participants of the international competition between 23 March & 14 April 2009 at the Forum de Beyrouth.

the illusion of weightless architecture

High-tech advancements in structural engineering give birth to the reality of intricate architectural designs. Building typologies now exceed what was once compromised because of traditional methods. The advent of Information Age will continuously break ground for the optimisation of structural systems. As innovations surge, the potential for growth in the industry provides more opportunities.


Finishes specification involves detailing a list of all the materials in the final parts of the project. The file contains commercial products available in the market following technical, functional, aesthetic, and economic criteria ‒ price and maintenance costs.

self-fab house

GFRC, the lightweight concrete

prefabricated construction in Anguix

‘ramp up the mun’ shortlisted for e10

special mention for atienza hall

parametric design challenges

net-zero waste in construction

defining structural systems: concrete vs steel

communicating design with 3D prints

striking ship-like hotel proposed as new Shoreditch landmark

W salon opening

social club completed in Tabuyo

the controversy of flat roofs

possible architecture

structural systems

precast concrete advantages

Harvest Home awarded by the IaaC

building products for sustainable design

lighting study

old is new at Today Art Museum

aqso and cca awarded for Liuzhou museum

acoustical design in auditoriums

Carola furniture series

using authentic eco-friendly building products

physical models

room 21