Material ConneXion Library Has Over 7,500 Innovative Materials
Andrew Dent, a scientist and the vice president of Library and Materials Research at Material ConneXion, shares intel on the...
Bringing Back a Forgotten Material
We’re all familiar with iconic furniture pieces made of fiberglass that were brought to market in the midcentury era—most notably...
A Maine Farmhouse Built With Salvaged Materials
Caleb Johnson Studio combined materials recovered from a vintage farmstead, as well as a midcentury modern teardown, to create...
Material Guide: The Benefits of Building With Concrete
After an unprecedented year of earthquakes, hurricanes, and fires, a bright light has been shed on the benefits of building with...
Innovative Danish Designs Made with Natural Materials
In a world filled with mass-produced and soulless furniture, Danish designer Jonas Edvard proves that the art of working with...
Contest Spotlights Four Innovative Sustainable Building Materials
The first annual Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Challenge heralds four innovative, sustainable building materials.
A Professor and Designer Tests a New Hybrid Material on His Miami Beach Home
Using his Miami Beach home as a laboratory, professor and designer Nick Gelpi tests a material that recasts concrete’s tough...
Reclaimed Materials Make Up This Artist Studio in Washington
A modern cabin designed by Les Eerkes incorporates freecycled materials and makes a minimal impact on the surrounding forest.
This Astounding Cabin in Norway Is a Patchwork of Different Materials
For one family's mountain getaway, the architects chose a distinct construction method, window pattern, and roof cladding for...
Pros and Cons: 7 Kitchen and Bath Countertop Materials
We break down the benefits and costs of laminate, wood, concrete, stainless steel, engineered quartz, granite, and marble.
5 Totally Unexpected Flooring Materials For Your Home
These may not be the first flooring materials that come to mind, but they sure will make a statement.
Material Spotlight: 11 Hardworking Uses of Western Red Cedar
Durable, long-lasting, and insect-resistant, Western red cedar has been a building material of choice for generations.
10 Warm Wood Floors
Timeless, hardwearing, textured, and warm—the benefits of implementing wooden floors into your home are endless.
Nature of Material
Israeli designer Ran Amitai has a new line of stacking stools that merge organic with high-tech to lovely effect.
A Tiny House Made of Sand and Recycled Materials Lands in Times Square
The 176-square-foot home by Fernando Mastrangelo, built entirely from reclaimed materials, warns against climate change.
This Moody Boutique Hotel in Porto Highlights a Global Palette of Materials
The petite, 12-room Torel 1884 illuminates Renaissance-era Portugal and the Age of Exploration.
An Architect Builds His Own Backyard Oasis From Salvaged Materials
In a Brooklyn backyard, an off-duty architect builds a structure that tests his attention to the little things.
A Remote Holiday Home Celebrates Raw and Natural Materials in Mexico
An homage to Mexico’s untouched landscape, this elegant low-impact getaway sports a pared-back aesthetic.
Watch: Inside the Studio of Designer and Materials Master Fernando Mastrangelo
Designer Fernando Mastrangelo is a master at pushing the limits of media, both material and social.
Before & After: A Remodeled L.A. Home Dazzles With Fresh Materials and Color
Veneer Designs brings a “blank ’90s box” into the 21st century.