The Building Centre and MaterialDriven present a material library showcasing newly designed materials that utilize sustainable design practices for architectural applications. The material collection is a publicly accessible exhibit of innovative material samples and larger design objects. The collection consists of recycled and sustainable materials with a range of applications from flooring to surface design.

To enquire about exhibiting a material, please contact The Building Centre's commercial director, John Bonning, jbonning@builidngcentre.co.uk

To learn more about the material collection, please contact The Building Centre's content specialist, Anna Marks, amarks@buildingcentre.co.uk 

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Fungi can be transformed into a robust building material.

Recycled material   slider

Old paper can be compressed into a strong and durable building material.

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MUTUA benefits air quality in the home.

Bioinspired design   slider

What can architects learn from how animals construct their living spaces?

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Placing beeswax and metals into ceramics creates an antibacterial material.

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There is a rising demand for polystyrene in the architectural industry.

Air pollution control   slider

Pluvo is envisaged to clean the atmosphere by 60% and predicted to filter two cubic metres of air per second.

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Bolt Threads has spent over seven years studying the proteins found in spider silk.

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Twists of chocolate-coloured bamboo weave their way through a renovated café in Vietnam.

Biomaterial   slider

Cellulose-based biomaterial stronger than steel and spider silk.

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Adding sodium hydroxide to soil creates a durable, environmentally sustainable building material.

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Asif Khan's super-black pavilion opens at the Winter Olympics.

Wood   slider

The materials that we choose to align our indoor environments with are beneficial in more ways than one.

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Porous 3D printable material removes pollutants from water and air.