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From this month, architects and designers can enjoy online access to information on the technical and physical properties of thousands of materials free of charge. The brainchild of Dutch company Materia, an independent consultant with a background in architecture and research, the Material Explorer website advises on material selection based on colour, structure, texture, temperature, gloss, holographic qualities, thermostatic and photovoltaic abilities, softness, elasticity, magnetism, ...

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