Innovating with Materials

April 12, 2016
Author(s): Glenn Bell Matthew Bronski

innovating with materialsMankind has innovated with design and construction methods and materials since Homo Habilis laid one flat stone horizontally across two upright stones to build the first dolmen around 2,000,000 BCE. Since then, our progress in building materials innovation over the millennia has been tremendous. A short list of some of the most innovative buildings and structures in history – including the Roman Pantheon, Hagia Sophia, the high Gothic cathedrals of northern France, Brunelleschi’s dome in Florence, the Taj Mahal, the Crystal Palace in London, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Fallingwater – would have a great deal of overlap with a list of the most beautiful and inspirational buildings and structures of all time. Read full topic brief.

Services: Materials Design