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Visit / Exhibitions / Material Considerations: A Library of Sustainable Building Materials

Material Considerations: A Library of Sustainable Building Materials 23 Apr 2012 –
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Library offering visitors a chance to explore and analyse a wide range of sustainable building materials has been opened by Architecture and Design Scotland at The Lighthouse, Glasgow.

The purpose of the Library is to showcase sustainable, traditional and emerging low carbon building products in general and to promote and encourage innovation in construction in Scotland using indigenous resources. Supported by the Forestry Commission and the Scottish Government, it gives architects, builders, students and the public an opportunity to get hands on with a wide range of building materials – from slate through to sheep’s wool – available in Scotland, while learning more about each material’s sustainability credentials.

The Materials Library offers visitors the opportunity to experience real samples of natural building materials and products at a variety of scales – from small samples to full-scale mock-ups. There is an emphasis on ‘bio-regionalism’, with sourcing based on indigenous products and traditional materials, re-envisaged for the 21st Century.

This free library is open to the public Monday - Saturday 10:30 - 17:00 and no appointment is necessary.

 

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