Designing the the next engineered material

MATTER interview with Neri Oxman

Integrated solutions may prove to be more sustainable as they are in the natural and biological world. Less redundant and more custom-fit to their environment, space and structure can now be shaped and manufactured using state-of-the-art fabrication techniques and technologies. It is a well known fact that in nature shape is cheaper than material. And in design, this was never the case. Material is traditionally assigned to a shape by way of post-rationalizing its geometry. That is where we need to question the value of craft, and material attributes as design drivers in addition to their applications post the generation of form.

Via Material ConneXion (here)


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