Peter Yeadon (Professor, Interior Architecture) and his colleagues are featured in a new book released by Princeton Architectural Press. The book, Transmaterial Next: A Catalogue of Materials That Redefine Our Future, includes three of their innovative projects. It is the latest installment in the bestselling Transmaterial series by Blaine Brownell, one of the preeminent scholars of advanced materials for architecture and design.
“Virtually every revolution in architecture has been preceded by a revolution in materials: think iron, glass, steel, concrete, plastics, or composites,” writes Brownell. “What is the next revolutionary material that will reshape the very nature of architecture? A solid that’s lighter than air, metal latticework so delicate it rests on a dandelion, building insulation made from processed seaweed, self-generating microbial glue that repairs cracks in concrete, or transparent solar panels?”
The printable nanosensors, luminescent bioplastics, and responsive surfaces that were developed in Yeadon’s studio are all featured in the book’s extensive review of emerging trends and applications that are transforming the technological capacity, environmental performance, and design potential of architecture.