Waugh Thistleton Architects

Material Tales opening at Hong Kong Science Museum 1

If you are in Hong Kong why not visit Material Tales – The Life of Things which is on at the Hong Kong Science Museum

The exhibition traces materials from their origins to our cognisance of how humans transform them into daily products through ingenious technology and design.


A model of MultiPly is included in this story of materials which allows us to appreciate the contribution of the earth's resources to the ascent of humans, while also grimly reminding us of the disastrous consequences of our ravenous consumption of natural resources.

MultiPly was originally shown at the V&A in 2018 as part of the London Design Festival. The pavilion playfully challenged the public to rethink how we design our homes and cities, and consider how engineered timber could be a low carbon alternative to traditional building materials which are a significant contributor to the climate crisis