The Materials Book

99 Place – Nature – Energy – Recycling – Materiality Lord Norman Foster To speak about the materials of construction, as a designer, is to take into account the context of the materials. Starting with history: it’s been said that if you want to look far into the future, first look far into the past. History is inseparable from place. Sustainability, similarly, is inseparable from nature. Ever since I began designing, I’ve felt that a building would be healthier if it incorporated fresh air and if it related