March 27, 2023
Contemporary furniture combines white and charcoal tones to provide visual comfort and a delicate spirit.
_project: Corals Residence
_architecture: 932 Design & Contracts Pte Ltd
Nanotechnology is a rapidly developing field that has a wide range of applications across different industries, including architecture. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in using nanotechnology to create new materials with unique properties that can improve the performance and sustainability of buildings.
As the field of nanotechnology continues to develop, we can expect to see even more new materials being created for use in architecture. One area of research that is particularly promising is the development of materials that are able to respond to changes in their environment. A team of researchers are working on creating materials that can change their color or shape in response to changes in temperature or humidity. By using these materials, architects can create structures that are able to adapt to their environment and optimize their energy consumption.
Researchers are also working on creating materials that are able to convert sunlight into electricity, which can be used to power buildings. By incorporating these materials into building facades or roofs, architects can create structures that are able to generate their own energy and reduce their reliance on the grid.
In addition to the creation of a series of new materials, nanotechnology is also being used to improve the properties of existing materials. This technology can be used to make concrete stronger and more durable by adding nanoparticles to the mixture. Nanoparticles can also be used to create self-healing concrete, which is able to repair cracks and other damage on its own.
932 Designs seized the chance to delve into nanotechnology in their Cotals project, acknowledging the potential of these materials. Their design involved a statement wall featuring white fins, which abstractly emulated the motion of a boat's sail, adding depth to the area. The use of premium nanotech laminate provided benefits such as resistance to fingerprints, water and mould, ensuring ease of maintenance over an extended period.
The use of nanotechnology in architecture is an exciting area of research that has the potential to revolutionize the way we build structures. By creating new materials with unique properties, and incorporating nanotechnology into existing materials, architects can create structures that are not only more durable but also more sustainable and energy-efficient. The use of nanotechnology in construction can help architects to stay at the forefront of innovation and technology.
_written by Daniela Moreira Silva
_film by Architecture Hunter & Tai Heng
_cover image: Tai Heng
_drawings by 932 Design & Contracts Pte Ltd:
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