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Mitsuhiro Kanada

Arup in Tokyo

Innovative Materials

PRESENTED ON NOV 06, 2013
IN TOKYO @ VOL 108

Mitsuhiro Kanada talks about an often overlooked facet of design - materials. Innovative design solutions to cultural differences, environmental differences, and scarcity problems can be solved by taking a fresh look at materials and the many different ways they can be combined. Mitsuhiro shows us how.

"Presentation of the Day" on December 30, 2013.

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Unconventional Formwork

BY DANIEL SILVERMAN
IN SHENZHEN

Daniel Silverman is an architect, and in his presentation he shares a few projects that use unconventional materials for the formwork aspect of construction. (in English)

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Takram Design Engineering

BY KAZ YONEDA
@ VOL 95 ON SEP 26, 2012

Kaz Yoneda (of Takram Design Engineering) talks about a recent project with a Korean company that saw him try and design the "water bottle of the future." Taking the concept far beyond the traditional idea of a water bottle, Kaz shares the final, innovative solution that Takram Design Engineering created in response to the challenge. 

"Presentation of the Day" on June 20, 2013. 

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Materials, Tradition, and Craft

BY YUKI TANAKA
@ 「ICSでNIGHT」 ON SEP 23, 2013

Yuki Tanaka's idea for a bottle holder is rejected due to it being too costly both time-wise and money-wise. She redesigns her holder to a less costly design that is remarkably elegant. She also shows us some of the other unique projects she has undertaken, including a spherical fruit basket and an expensive clock. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

"Presentation of the Day" on November 6, 2013.

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Materials Innovation through Failure

BY MIKE MOORE
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2013

Mike Moore of Tres Bird Workshop, talks about his approach to architecture and design through "making": a process that allows him to fail and continually improve on his work. He shows this process in action through his past and recent projects and how it has transfromed his work into innovative and environmentally conscious architectural design. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 15, 2014.

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Innovative Mechatronics

BY JOSEPH MORGAN
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 25, 2014

Joe Morgan is a professor in Engineering Technology at Texas A&M. He and his students discuss taking ideas to prototypes using the capstone design process, from computers, control, electronics, and mechanical systems that together support innnovative product design, together called "mechatronics."

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Smart Materials Design

BY DORIS SUNG
@ UNITED STATES ARTISTS 2014 ARTISTS ASSEMBLY ON MAR 24, 2015

Doris Sung is a biologist and architect elaborating on the use of smart materials like termo-bio-metal and different geometry, 3D printing and digital technology in architecture.  She is working with self assembling systems, designing hardware, creating minirobotics and resilient buildings where people rely less on air conditioning in the summer time and developing window systems which retain the view while blocking the sunlight.

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New Material Opens the Door for Nano Technology

BY KALITA GOLAP
@ VOL 26 ON MAY 13, 2016

From India to Nagoya, Kalita Golap the for new horizon of future materials in nano technology

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The Afterlife of Materials

BY JEAN-PAUL FARES
IN BEIRUT

Jean-Paul Fares is a product designer, recycled-art designer and creator of JPDesign. By giving an afterlife to discarded objects, Jean-Paul reveals the aesthetics properties of waste materials and transforms them into sculptures and designs. 

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Alternative materials that Ma-tt-er

BY SEETAL SOLANKI
@ VOL 14 ON MAY 24, 2017

Seetal Solanki, founder of materials reserach consultancy Ma-tt-er, gave this PechaKucha talk during Clerkenwell Design Week 2017 and showcased the weird and wacky wonders of using alternative products to create materials and alternative materials to create products - confused? - well watch and Seetal will tell you and it will all make sense!