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Materials Matter - The Northern Design Festival 2017

Prof. Graham Farmer will be exhibiting a selection of innovative material prototypes as part of The Northern Design Festival 2017: ‘Material Matters’ which takes place from 3-8 November at venues in Newcastle and Gateshead.
The materials are the outcome of a four-year collaborative research project undertaken with Dr Ben Bridgens and Artem Holstovs from the School of Engineering. The project aims to explore the possibility of sustainable adaptive building systems with passive climate-responsiveness enabled by the incorporation of low-cost, low-tech hygromorphic (moisture-sensitive) timber composites.

published on: 2 November 2017