MATERIALS IN ARCHITECTURE. Glass. Stone. Concrete. Steel. Wood.
The materials used in architecture inform our experience of buildings and spaces through the interplay of aesthetic, social and historic considerations. Both structural and decorative elements have a role to play, whether immediately visceral or only on a subliminal level.
Human beings have a relationship to the materials, one that is colored by our values and expectations and not easily set aside. Continued innovations by architects at the vanguard of design have pushed the limits of acceptance — envisioning unique and often surprising structures challenging our preconceptions.
Glass, stone, concrete, steel and wood all compete for our attention — their best characteristics presented by the brilliant architects featured, successfully showcasing each material's full range of implementation.
- Contributors from A-Z:
ALA Architects, Finland
Architektu Biuras G. Natkevicius ir Partneriai, Lithuania
Baumschlager Eberle, Austria
Berrel Berrel Kräutler AG, Switzerland
Bonnard Woeffray Architects, Switzerland
Casanova + Hernandez Architects, The Netherlands
COLL-BARREU Arquitectos, Spain
COOP Himmelb(l)au, Austria
Davide Macullo Architects, Switzerland
Demaine Partnership, Australia
Elliott + Associates Architects, USA
Építész Stúdió Ltd., Hungaria
EXiT architetti associati, Italy
Guillermo Hevia H. Architect - GH + A, Chile
gpy arquitectos, Spain
Henning Larsen Architects, Denmark
Hidalgo • Hartmann, Spain
IÑAKI ECHEVERRIA [landscape urbanism architecture], Mexico
Iotti + Pavarani Architetti, Italy
Josep Ferrando, Spain
KEY OPERATION Inc., Japan
KSP - Jürgen Engel Architekten International, Germany