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Building a Just Future
Over 80 architect-activists join Women's March on NYC
Thin Red Line
Artist draws the U.S.–Mexico border outside Houston
Preview Heatherwick Studio's upcoming New York City projects
DUMBO Gets BIG-ger
BIG shows off its new full-block office in DUMBO
Architecture holiday cards are here
A Neoclassical Education
Brush up on the designs of despotism with the new monograph on Napoleon's official architects
Through a Scan, Darkly
Tech-savvy wall coverings and interior surfaces
A 3-D laser scans an amalgam of textures, creating point clouds of data from the tops of wall coverings and interior surfaces. It transmits their exact size and shape into the computer world and reimagines them as digital three-dimensional representations. The four surfaces below encapsulate some of the new manufacturing techniques and the latest developments in synthetic materials.
Images by Dustin O’Neal
Module Carnegie Fabrics
Fabricated by 3-D-printed rollers, this wall panel is embossed with raised relief patterns that are soft to the touch. Notably, the material makeup is not vinyl, but an olefin-based film that is free of PVC, heavy metals, and chemicals.
Embroidered with a silvery floral jacquard motif, this melange surface makes a pleasantly unexpected wall covering. The cotton-linen blend involves an aged dyeing, a coloring process that yields three neutral hues: soft white, oatmeal brown, and muted turquoise.
Lamberts Mouth-Blown “Reamy” Bendheim
These sheets of glass were mouth-blown and then flattened by the heat of an 800°F oven. The process creates a motif that resembles glassy currents moving across the surface of a lake.
This soft PVC-free alternative to vinyl is complete with veining and textures found in animal skin. The 50-50 silicone and polyurethane composition makes it perfect for varied surfaces across applications for both residential and commercial typologies.