Get hands-on with the latest materials

Visitors to the second edition of Materials for Architecture are offered opportunities to interact with a range of innovative materials for surfaces, envelope and other architectural applications.

The industry is fast-moving and new materials are emerging constantly. The annual London event strives to guide architecture, design and construction professionals through this complex world of cutting-edge products, providing inspiration and information.

The Materials for Architecture Wall will display a selection of globally-sourced materials that break new ground in terms of aesthetics, fabrication, performance, and sustainability.

In addition, materials consultancies will be at hand to guide individuals to new and exciting material opportunities.

Silicastone by Alusid | BioMarble by Hannah Elisabeth Jones | Mycellium composite by Biohm


MaterialDriven is a design consultancy and education platform. At the heart of its efforts is a focus on innovative materials, their processes of making, and the creators behind them. Project Coordinator Adele Orcajada comments:

As a company that strives to promote material innovation as well as the makers behind each product, we also think it is important to create a vibrant and sensorial experience for visitors and users, allowing them to engage directly with the material. Our exhibition will be an immersive journey of discovery of the current and future landscape of sustainable materials, as we challenge designers and architects to push the boundaries of materials in architecture and construction.

Material Lab is a design resource studio and materials library that showcases a wide range of surface materials for the interior design and architectural community. Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in many kinds of surface coverings.

Visit to find out more and register free to attend Materials for Architecture 2018 at the ILEC Conference Centre from 25-26 of April. Subscribe to the Materials for Architecture newsletter to receive industry and event news: