Watershed Materials A saw-cut half cylinder test sample of northern California fabricator Watershed Materials’ prototype geopolymer masonry unit, which uses natural clay in place of cement.

Natural Minerals Could Replace Cement in Masonry Units | Architect Magazine

California fabricator Watershed Materials is working with the National Science Foundation to develop a green binder for concrete blocks. By Hallie Busta Getting the energy-intensive Portland cement out of masonry units has long been the goal of sustainable building-product...
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Apple A diagram from one of two stylus patents recently filed by Apple.

This Week in Tech: Apple’s Proposed Stylus Colors the World | Architect Magazine

Apple wants to make the colors and textures of the tangible world—natural and constructed—more accessible to digital design. The company recently filed two patents for styluses that raise the game on high-tech design tools. One offers touch feedback, vibrating to mimic the...
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