Materials Database

The University of Texas School at Austin architecture department has put together a materials database for their students.

It’s worth looking at, particularly as it’s split up into the categories composition, form, process, properties, and applications.

The properties section is for me of particular interest. They’re generally standard material qualities, but I was surprised by some of the more arbitrary categories (what is a ‘post-consumer’ material, anyway? Apparently this).

[Edit: also worth looking at is the Dutch http://www.materia.nl/ ]

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