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 Future Thinking highlights the thinking that goes into the development and selection of materials for architecture and design. It is a hugely popular display of emerging materials and technology influencing the work of architects & designers.

21st Century Fragments

Curated by Arup, 21st Century Fragments, was the theme for Future Thinking at Surface Design Show 2014.

21st Century Fragments took a unique look 'behind the facade' with an exhibition of fragments from today's most innovative building facades to reveal the thinking and materials technology that drive their design.

The artefacts featured physical elements from the design and construction of cutting edge projects by the World's leading architects.

Future Thinking
   Project: Chanel Traveling Pavilion
   Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
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Project: Royal Tichelaar Cladding System
Architect: Monadnock
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   Project: Thermal Baths 
   Architect: Peter Webb
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Project: Turnmill, Clerkenwell, London
Architect: Piercy & Co


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SDS dress designed by Danielle McGilloway, University of Huddersfield