We are all living in a material world Posted on September 28, 2016 (January 16, 2019) by webmaster Years2019 2018 2017 2016 CategoriesCity Profile Commentary Main Feature Commentary / Sep - Oct 2016 We are all living in a material world by Miriel Ko We Are All Living In A Material World by Miriel Ko For architects, designers and builders alike, the selection of materials can differentiate between projects, which only adds to the complexity. How one develops their style, builds their material palette or efficiently constructs and uses materials is a large part of the design process. It not only affects the shape and form of a buildings, but also what impact it will have on the building’s occupants. Though perhaps challenging at times, architects and designers can play an important role in discovering new methods to build and use materials in such a way that is not consuming or damaging to the environment. In fact, some architects find that the use of sustainable materials or designing with materials efficiently can allow them to build buildings that are not only beautiful, but make sense in the communities and environments they are in. Whether opting to go local, natural or modular, material selection can be less about materialism and more about the planet and the people who inhabit it. To read the complete article, get your hardcopy at our online shop/newsstands/major bookstores; subscribe to FuturArc or download the FuturArc App to read the issues for free! Previously Published Commentary Commentary / 3rd Quarter 2019 Putting Wellness at the Heart of Building Design Commentary3rd Quarter 2019 Putting Wellness at the Heart of Building Design Commentary / 1st Quarter 2019 Rural-Urban Dichotomy: Dhaka Commentary1st Quarter 2019 Rural-Urban Dichotomy: Dhaka Commentary / 1st Quarter 2019 China & India Commentary1st Quarter 2019 China & India Commentary / 1st Quarter 2019 The Digital Bridge Commentary1st Quarter 2019 The Digital Bridge Commentary / Sep - Oct 2018 Functionality, quality, quantity: an overview of public housing in Hong Kong CommentarySep - Oct 2018 Functionality, quality, quantity: an overview of public housing in Hong Kong Commentary / Sep - Oct 2018 Private vs state housing: a review from Hanoi CommentarySep - Oct 2018 Private vs state housing: a review from Hanoi Commentary / Jul - Aug 2018 Urban greening and architectural form: A Bird’s Eye View CommentaryJul - Aug 2018 Urban greening and architectural form: A Bird’s Eye View Commentary / Jan - Feb 2018 The carbon question: What companies can do CommentaryJan - Feb 2018 The carbon question: What companies can do Contact us at http://www.futurarc.com/contact-us for older commentaries.