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Iron Man

February 1, 2014

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

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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
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Paper or Plastic?

December 1, 2013

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

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Natural Advantage

November 1, 2013

Though modern technologies may seem incredible, humanity can learn a lot from nature, which has [...]

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Print It!

October 1, 2013

Capable of creating environments from model size to full scale, multidimensional printing is reshaping architectural [...]

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Blaine Brownell Selects Materials for the Danish Design Center

September 9, 2013
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Digital Carpet

September 6, 2013

Digital Carpet interactive floor, shown mapping as well as projecting one’s walking path. Digital Carpet [...]

Blaine Brownell Interviewed by Lisa Bingham in Form Magazine

September 3, 2013
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Going Rogue

September 1, 2013

Designers who eschew the conventional uses of building materials can end up at the forefront [...]

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Synthetic Bark

August 23, 2013

Synthetic Bark cladding system, shown in recycled stainless steel. Synthetic Bark translates the function and [...]

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Suspended Flow

August 9, 2013

Suspended Flow ceiling system, shown within a gallery space. The last place one expects water [...]

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Stuck in the Past

August 1, 2013

Scientists unlock the secrets of Roman concrete to find a cleaner and tougher binder for [...]

Blaine Brownell Lecture: “Materials for the Carbohydrate Economy” @ Monash University Art Design & Architecture, Melbourne, Australia

July 29, 2013
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Visiwall

July 26, 2013

Visiwall facade system, shown applied as a retrofit to a historic building. Visiwall is an [...]