We are all living in a material world Posted on September 28, 2016 (January 16, 2019) by webmaster Years2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 FAQ 30-day free access to FuturArc App FuturArc Special Offer Guess & Win CategoriesMain Feature City Profile Showcase Commentary Commentary / Sep - Oct 2016 We are all living in a material world by Miriel Ko September 28, 2016 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. Previously Published Commentary Commentary / 2nd Quarter 2022Re-Emergence of the Vernacular in India Commentary2nd Quarter 2022Re-Emergence of the Vernacular in India Commentary / 2nd Quarter 2022Reinforcing a Labour of Love Commentary2nd Quarter 2022Reinforcing a Labour of Love Commentary / 2nd Quarter 2022Igniting Ideas from Other Insights Commentary2nd Quarter 2022Igniting Ideas from Other Insights Commentary / 2nd Quarter 2022The Sky as a Source of Cooling & Other Tropical Innovations Commentary2nd Quarter 2022The Sky as a Source of Cooling & Other Tropical Innovations Commentary / 1st Quarter 2022Adapting Vietnam’s Urban Street House to High-Rise Apartments Commentary1st Quarter 2022Adapting Vietnam’s Urban Street House to High-Rise Apartments Commentary / 1st Quarter 2022Public and Private Housing in Malaysia Commentary1st Quarter 2022Public and Private Housing in Malaysia Contact us at https://www.futurarc.com/contact-us for older commentaries.