Axel Ritter Smart Materials in Architecture, Interior Architecture and Design
Smart materials are architectural innovations that merge research, development, and function. With their reversible characteristics and amazing ability to respond to stimuli such as light and temperature, they have become a popular resource for architects. One of the most fascinating developments is the advent of Phase Change Materials. These materials make it possible, for example, to develop self-acting, kinetic facades and wallpaper that changes its color and pattern based on temperature, light, or touch. Smart Materials presents the development of these materials and describes their use in the contexts of architecture, design, and art. It offers a systematic overview with a detailed discussion of properties, technologies, products, and projects.