Platform for Materials and Technology Transfer

DSC_0019This (growing) page is meant for useful websites and online resources on materials and making recommended by students, staff, and other material minded people including ourselves.

Please send your suggestions to make(at) and make the world wide web a little bit smaller…


Discover Materials – Archive for architecture, art and design (Swiss roots, free access) – Innovative materials for architecture and design (Dutch roots, free access) – Great collection of extraordinary stuff (UK roots, free access) – Collection of inspiring materials (French roots, paid membership) – Materials for (interior) architecture (German roots, paid membership)

Get Your Materials – Online shop for architects, designers, makers and crafts (via Aart) – Online shop for art materials, framing and books (via Aart) – Wer Liefert Was? – Find Suppliers (via Oliver) – Material samples in small quantities (via Erik) – List of open workshops all over Germany (via Aart)

Get Your Tools – Overview of Burg’s tools and machines (via Michael) – Sharing platform for tools, materials and skills (via Juber)

Useful Know-how – Das Online-Fachlexicon (via Anne) – The Designer’s Guide to Manufacturing (via Aart) – Bio-Based Building Materials Database (Google Translate, or ask Aart) – A place to discover, share and document your creations – A very useful encyclopedia of chemistry in four languages (via Filipe) – Publications on sustainable materials and design (via Nora)

Exhibitions – Art and Media Project on Materials and Ecology (via Bettina)