The purpose of Material Considerations: A Library of Sustainable Building Materials 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.
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. Visitors to Scotland Build will be able to view a selection of these materials. A number of case studies will also be on show highlighting excellent examples of Scottish sustainable building projects.
Architecture and Design Scotland is a non-depatmental public body of the Scottish Government. Our purpose is to promote the valuye of good architecture and sustainable places.