At the start of the 20th century we used around 50 materials to construct our buildings. These were invariably natural materials which required relatively little processing - wood, stone, slate, clay, ash, glass, flax, linseed oil, lead and steel. By the end of the 20th century we are now using over 55 000 materials, the majority of which are synthetic - plastics, solvents, vinyl's etc.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Scotregen, Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
- poly vinyl chloride
- natural materials