Monday, April 30, 2012

Architecture and Design Scotland’s Materials Library

Explore a range of sustainable materials in Architecture and Design Scotland’s newly launched Materials Library – Material Considerations.
A brand new materials library offering visitors a chance to explore and analyse a wide range of sustainable building materials has been opened by Architecture and Design Scotland on Level 2 of The Lighthouse, Glasgow. The purpose of the library 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. Supported by the Forestry Commission and the Scottish Government, it will give clients, architects, builders and students an opportunity to get hands on with a wide range of sustainable, traditional and emerging low carbon building materials - from slate through to sheep's wool - while learning more about each material's sustainability credentials.
The free library is now open to the public and is open Monday - Saturday 10:30-17:00 and no appointment is necessary. You can find it on Level 2, The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU.