Made in Germany by Robots

August 26, 2014

Stuttgart University employs robots to fabricate the shell of a pavilion about innovative construction methods. [...]

Blaine Brownell Interviewed by Jennifer Goodman in Builder

August 18, 2014

A Coating that Detects Defects in Concrete

July 21, 2014

The conductive coating spots surface-level cracks in concrete. Monitoring the integrity of heavy-use infrastructure, such [...]

Blaine Brownell Lecture: “The Third Skin” @ Tokyo University of Science, Japan

June 3, 2014

Blaine Brownell and Kaori Ito lead a workshop on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at the Tokyo University of Science, May–June, 2014

May 27, 2014

Highways of the Sun

May 20, 2014

The federally funded prototype project could one day feed the grid and power electric vehicles. [...]

Blaine Brownell Interviewed by Gabriel Sistare in Serious Wonder

May 16, 2014

Star-Crossed Paths

March 1, 2014

Pro-Teq Surfacing’s photoluminescent finish gives paving new life in a brilliant way. Illuminating the outdoors [...]

Blaine Brownell Interviewed by Katie Weeks in EcoBuilding Pulse magazine

February 17, 2014

Blaine Brownell Lecture: “Substance and Transience: Matter and Materiality in Japanese Architecture and Design” @ Penn State University School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, State College, Pennsylvania

February 10, 2014

Blaine Brownell Invited to be 2014 Materials + Products Chair for Vision 2020 Sustainability Council, Hanley Wood, Washington, DC

February 4, 2014

Iron Man

February 1, 2014

Steel is the world’s most widely recycled material, but its high embodied energy is roughly [...]


Out of Thin Air

January 1, 2014

“Design similes” emulate biological processes for environmental benefit in the production of everyday goods. In [...]

Blaine Brownell Selected as 2014 College of Design Innovation Lab Resident Fellow, University of Minnesota

December 23, 2013

Paper or Plastic?

December 1, 2013

Australian company Zeoform has created a biodegradeable plastic with nothing more than recycled paper waste [...]