C(h)améléon, des matériaux qui changent

Presented at the last show [Email protected] the 8 and 9 October 2009 at the Grande Halle de la Villette, this exhibition proposed by the Innovathèque offered visitors an overview of innovative, intelligent and communicating materials.

The Innovathèque is an innovative materials resource center developed by the FCBA and VIA, "place of exchange between artists who seek information on materials and industrial offering and want to advertise their products. In broad terms, the Innovathèque is reaching out to all housing sector actors and the creation of products: industrial, craftsmen, designers, architects intéireur, interior designers, furniture manufacturers ... "

In this exhibition, many materials are given to see, textiles, synthetic materials plates, films, glass tiles or metal, etc. Utilizing the latest technology, these materials change under pressure or manipulation, under the influence of water, others offer various optical effects, are transformed in the light under the influence of electricity or to heat. Active and reactive, chameleons moving in contact with their environment and their users, these engineered materials extend the range of possibilities, allowing to imagine hitherto improbable applications in architecture as in design.

E-1759-R - Textile changing color to stretching

Polyurethane changing color depending on the temperature

IPS Thermocolor - thermo-sensitive pigments

For more information on these materials, visit the Innovathèque.

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