He carried out research during his Masters studies on design and materials selection and studied the relations of selection methods within the design process. He analysed the current digital tools for materials selection and how they work. Questions regarding the framing of the evolution of materials selection and its connection to the history of design also deserved special attention.
Later he has built an information platform, materialized through a spreadsheet with many information about software and databases for material selection, a very complete study. These digital tools (databases and software) were meticulously analysed.
Since 2007, he has been undertaking efforts to research about a new methodology for material selection and usefulness of digital tools.
In 2000, the material portal www.materialsgate.de was established and Dr.-Ing. Christoph Konetschny ventured into self-employment. Among his competencies are consulting and search services with respect to new materials, nanomaterials, innovative methods and future techniques. Since then, he has supported... January 17th, 2013 | Databases | Read More
I did’t red the intire book, but appears to be a good overview through Digital Fabrications, the emphasis is design and fabrication. Iwamoto excludes purely tectonic projects, as well as unbuilt designs.The projects included are in continuous contact with material and fabrication techniques during... March 18th, 2012 | Books | Read More
Ecolect is a web–based company that provides information and news about sustainable materials for product design, architecture, furniture design, graphic design, and more.
Their vision is to provide the tools and resources that make it easier for you to design responsibly.
In Ecoselect you can search... March 9th, 2012 | Databases | Read More
In 1997, begins in New York the Material ConneXion project, one of the first, if not the first private online materials database for inspiration. The format is significantly different from what had been accomplished so far, where the selection of materials is carried out in stages and with... March 9th, 2012 | Databases | Read More