Mussel Glass

New biomaterial coming through – this time it’s mussels! Bureau de Change, an architecture firm founded by Katerina Dionysopoulou and Billy Mavropoulos, take things step further than mere building design. Using their passion for innovation they have created intriguing exhibitions, a unique pentagonal table, striking window displays, and today’s feature – a whole new surface. This new surface material -Thames Glass- is the brain child … Continue reading Mussel Glass

Sunflowers, Salt, and Seaweed

We’ve taken a look at various surfaces made from unusual materials – notably tiles from salt created by Chilean architect MΓ‘le Uribe ForΓ©s, sunflower surfaces from Thomas Vailly, and algae infused tiles from the Bio-Integrated Design Lab – and today we’re sharing something that utilises all three – Frank Gehry’s tower for the Luma Foundation in Arles. The project’s innovative material use is designed to … Continue reading Sunflowers, Salt, and Seaweed