This week, Rotterdam Ahoy hosted the Material Xperience 2010 event from 27-29 January 2010. During three days exhibitors showcased their latest materials, supported by inspiring lectures (see all lecturers here) and ceremony for the Daylight Award 2010 which promotes good use of daylight in architecture.
The winners of this year's Daylight Award are AL Light by Border Architecture and the Oostvaarderskliniek by Studio M10, both featured here at Architectenweb (the biggest architecture site in the Netherlands). For more information about the award see the dedicated website www.daylight-award.nl
To give you an impression of this year's Material Xperience 2010 event we captured some of the look & feel featuring materials driven by technology, trash and toilet paper...
More pictures after the jump!
Christopher and Christian from Whitevoid demonstrate their FLARE facade, an pneumatic building facade system with interactive elements, see how it works on Youtube here. Worth checking out more projects at the interface of art and technology at their impressive portfolio!
FOC stands for Freedom of Creation, well known as pioneers in the world of rapid prototyping, or better, "rapid manufacturing" as Ilko Bosman says himself. One of their latest manufactured items is these 3D printed iPhone cases.
Recy-block is designed by Gert de Mulder, is a good example of a "trash made" material. The material is made by heat pressing plastic waste into this fixed shape.
Nanai is a leather is made from Salmon skin, a former waste product from fish canneries. The color range is made possible through (chrome free) vegetable tanning.
Besides the earlier tech materials, these panels by Dutch designer Annette van Huizing are made from ordinary toilet paper. These elements are not meant for outdoor applications but accordingly have good acoustic properties.
Aart van Bezooijen is a Dutch optimist and motivator for materials in design. He lives and works in Hamburg where he founded Material Stories (2005) to inspire and enable the best use of materials to make design more competitive, creative and sustainable.
2011 he explored sustainable solutions from around the world during the "It's Not Easy Being Green" project with graphic designer Paula Raché. He co-organized the Materials Café exhibitions at the Hannover Messe in Germany, the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology. Since 2012, he works as Professor for Material and Technology Transfer at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle growing a new materials library.