Innovators are designing building materials that are aesthetic and structurally functional while also purifying air and water.

From teepees to glass-covered sky-scrapers, all buildings share the same basic function of providing shelter. While aesthetics also play a critical role, today’s architects are increasingly moving beyond these two design elements by using building materials in new ways that blend function, form and healthier, more sustainable living conditions.

In the same way that computer chip architects have found innovative ways to improve the performance and efficiency of ever shrinking transistors, architects designing homes and buildings for the future are increasingly turning to new materials that integrate more essential aspects of our lives.

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