Materials Library Coming Soon
Material Considerations: A Library of Sustainable Scottish Building Materials
Supporting the Scottish Government’s ongoing activities in the area of low carbon economy, Architecture + Design Scotland’s Sustainability in Architecture programme has developed a Materials Library at The Lighthouse.
The Library will showcase sustainable, traditional and emerging low carbon building products in general and promote and encourage innovation in construction in Scotland using indigenous resources.
This resource is a place where built environment professionals, students and the public can come to see real samples of sustainable building materials, which are available in Scotland.
The library complements our popular online resource “The Green Directory” www.thegreendirectory.org, which has been developed in association with SEDA – the Scottish Ecological Design Association.
The aims of the library
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.
Sust. Gallery, Level 2
The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU
Open daily from early 2012