Category Archives: Material Frontiers

Water Expanding Plastic

Blog Post 10 Evan Super Industrial Polymers Corporation is one of the manufactures who produce water expanding plastics.  When water is introduced to the plastics, they enlarge in size while retaining their original shape.  These plastics are often used in

Water Expanding Plastic

Blog Post 10 Evan Super Industrial Polymers Corporation is one of the manufactures who produce water expanding plastics.  When water is introduced to the plastics, they enlarge in size while retaining their original shape.  These plastics are often used in

Anti-Graffiti Film

Blog Post 9 Evan Super With all of the new advancements and technologies coming to materials and buildings, they are still subjectable to one thing: vandalism.  Graffiti can turn a new building’s wall into an eyesore.  However, there is a

Anti-Graffiti Film

Blog Post 9 Evan Super With all of the new advancements and technologies coming to materials and buildings, they are still subjectable to one thing: vandalism.  Graffiti can turn a new building’s wall into an eyesore.  However, there is a

Melfi Headquarters

Hunter Lutz – make up post for week 12 The ideal adaptable building solution should be appropriate for society’s current wants and needs but more importantly tomorrow’s. Adaptable Futures has put together a graphic they call Framecycle (above)[1]. Melfi Headquarters

Melfi Headquarters

Hunter Lutz – make up post for week 12 The ideal adaptable building solution should be appropriate for society’s current wants and needs but more importantly tomorrow’s. Adaptable Futures has put together a graphic they call Framecycle (above)[1]. Melfi Headquarters

Highlight: Solar Roadways

Lucas Ewing – Blog Post Week #14 Currently there is research being done by the US Department of Transportation to creating solar roadways. This type of roadway are designed to be hexagonal and interlocking, and (if damaged) are able to be

Highlight: Solar Roadways

Lucas Ewing – Blog Post Week #14 Currently there is research being done by the US Department of Transportation to creating solar roadways. This type of roadway are designed to be hexagonal and interlocking, and (if damaged) are able to be

Adaptable Architecture

Hunter Lutz – week 6 make up Adaptable buildings are built to have the potential to adapt to a changing society’s needs and uses as well as the environment, thus increasing the life time of the building. Creating Adaptive architecture

Adaptable Architecture

Hunter Lutz – week 6 make up Adaptable buildings are built to have the potential to adapt to a changing society’s needs and uses as well as the environment, thus increasing the life time of the building. Creating Adaptive architecture

Aerogel: Varieties and Applications

Blog Post 5 Evan Super Aerogel is a relatively new material created by NASA.  Due to the low amount of mass, the material is very fragile and is often referred to as ‘frozen smoke.’  There are different types of aerogel,

Aerogel: Varieties and Applications

Blog Post 5 Evan Super Aerogel is a relatively new material created by NASA.  Due to the low amount of mass, the material is very fragile and is often referred to as ‘frozen smoke.’  There are different types of aerogel,

Electrochromic Glazing

Lucas Ewing – Blog Post Week #12 In the last several years, Sage Technologies has developed a state-of-the-art electrochromic glazing that is revolutionizing how windows should (and most likely will) work.  Their product SageGlass is greatly incentivized for use by

Electrochromic Glazing

Lucas Ewing – Blog Post Week #12 In the last several years, Sage Technologies has developed a state-of-the-art electrochromic glazing that is revolutionizing how windows should (and most likely will) work.  Their product SageGlass is greatly incentivized for use by