Material advancements, trends and tendencies, on the other hand, define a design’s cultural currency. Architects’ and designers’ material choices, in this regard, can have long-lasting ramifications, and understanding the rationales behind these choices is often challenging. Qualitative analysis is essential to identifying what materials are next and which will stand the test of time. Our series Material Tendencies aims to do just that. Conducting qualitative surveys and interviews, the series is part of our ongoing effort to map the contemporary landscape of architecture and design.
Starting in early 2015 until present, we have gathered exclusive insights from industry leaders who shared their opinions and experience when it comes to material choices, helping us all gain a more complete picture of the current material scene and better predict what lays ahead. Moreover, we have fought our way through thousands of numbers and collected tracking information, with a steady focus on mat… continue