Riccardo Buratti, “The Cannibal’s Cookbook. Cyclopean Architecture for a better future: The Cannibal’s Cookbook is a practical manual on Cyclopean masonry that questions today’s demolition systems, proposing new solutions.” May 7, 2018.

Katharine Schwab, “Why We Should Be Building Like Ancient Greeks: An MIT professor introduces cyclopean masonry, a new method of building that’s actually really old.” March 22, 2018.

Luke Ryan, “Five Fields: In a progressive suburban community in country Massachusetts, a daring new playground is redefining the boundaries between architecture, design and fun.,” Lunch Lady Magazine Issue 10, 2018: 76-81.

BSA Design Awards, “Five Fields Play Structure: 2017 Small Firms Design,” January 26, 2018.

Elizabeth Pagliacolo, “Amazing Concrete: One of the world's most polluting building materials is undergoing a seismic revolution, becoming a leaner, lighter and smarter version of itself,” Azure Magazine Mar/Apr Issue, 2018: 78-85.

Sara Johnson, “Five Fields Play Structure: 2017 Small Firms Design,” June 1, 2018.

 “2018 Small Project Awards: Five Fields Play Structure,” June 1, 2018.


Five Fields Play Structure” The Architect’s Newspaper: Best of Design Awards Issue, December, 2017: 63.

Daisy Alioto, “PLAYFUL EXPERIMENTATION: 2017 Best of Design Awards for Small Spaces,” December 15, 2017.

Ken Shulman, “Using ancient knowledge to create contemporary architecture: Ghost stories and digital technologies meet in the work of Rome Prize winner Brandon Clifford,” December 12, 2017.

Brandon Clifford, "The Rendering of Rhetorical Matter / La Resa Di Una Materialità Retorica,” in Carlo Ratti (ed.) Domus Magazine, Innovation Issue - 1011, March 2017: 33-37.

Katherine Schwab, “A Utopian Midcentury Neighborhood Gets Updated For Helicopter Parents: When your neighborhood was built by Walter Gropius and crew, a high-design play structure has to fit right in.” February 21, 2017.

Dan Howarth, “Matter Design's architectural play equipment encourages kids to crawl, jump and fly,” February 14, 2017.

Mackenzie Goldberg, “Matter Design's Five Fields Play Structure Reinvents the Purpose of Play,” February 21, 2017.

Forging Imagination: Brandon Clifford and Michael Schanbacher designed special timber playground in Lexington, USA, meant for ‘childish’ exploration and totally devoted to imagination.” February 25, 2017.

Mackenzie Goldberg, "Trying Something New with Matter Design," April 10, 2017.


Brandon Clifford & WAR (Interview), “Making Matters,” Wentworth Architecture Review, vol. 6, 2016: 138-143.

Galo Canizares, “A Review of Contemporary Rocks: Three projects from MIT architects and designers use “geo-mimicry” to build new environments,” December 1, 2016.

Viola Ago, “Immersion in robotic design keeps ACADIA workshops true to 'Posthuman Frontiers' theme,” November 10, 2016.

Isabelle Leysens, “ACADIA's 'Floating Megalith' workshop challenges architecture's obsession with surface over volume,” November 4, 2016.

Vanessa Liwanag, “In Time: The Boston Design Scene,”, Sept 29, 2016.

Matter Design,” in Ila Berman and Douglas Burhman, Expanded + Field: Architectural Installation Beyond Art, Applied Research + Design Publishing, New York 2016: 160-167.

Brandon Clifford: Gothicness, On the Strangeness of Rib Details,” The week ahead: music, theater, art, and more,, June 29, 2016.

Concrete Comfort: Matter Design questions the notion of comfort through an unconventional spa experience,” Frame, Issue #108, January/February 2016, pp. 6.

John Brownlee, “Inspired By Stonehenge, MIT Floats A 2,000-Pound Megalith On Water,”, June 2016.

Together, We Can Move Megaliths,Spectrum Magazine, Spring 2016: 34.

Microtherme: A Condensed Concrete Spa,” Artpower Creative Space, No. 13, May 2016: 26-29.

Hot Stuff: Spruce Sauna,” Clad Magazine, Issue 1, 2016: 126.

Jeff Link, “5 Ways Architects and Postdigital Artisans Are Modernizing Craftsmanship,”, Feb 2016.

Elsa Lam, “Concrete Developments: Our cities have been constructed with concrete—can that concrete continue to sustain the passion of our cites?,” Canadian Architect, Jan 2016: 6.


Brandon Clifford & Wes McGee, “Matter Design’s: Best of Commercial Robotic Fabrication Innovation,” Uncube Magazine, Uncanny Valley No. 36, 2015.

Karen Lewis, Graphic Design for Architects: A Manual for Visual Communication, Routledge, Oxon 2015: 26, 31, 38-42.

Matter Design” in Jonathan Openshaw, Postdigital Artisans: Craftmanship with a New Aesthetic in Fashion, Art, Design and Architecture, Frame Publishers, Amsterdam 2015: 270-273.

Dan Haworth, “Dezeen's top 10 design installations of 2015,”, Dec 2015.

John Brownlee, “MIT’s 2,000-Pound Megalith Can Be Moved With A Fingertip,”, Nov 2015.

Rory Stott, “Matter Design's "Helix" Stair Takes Concrete to the Next Level,”, June 2015.

Alan G Brake, “MIT students create 2,000-pound “megalith” that can be moved with a fingertip,”, Nov 2015.

Lena Nilsson, “Bostonstudion Matter Design skapar nytt med gamla metoder,” Cementa No. 3, 2015: 15.

Michael Blanding, “Designing Across Disciplines: Architectural cross-studios encourage students to bridge gaps between design, history, and engineering,” MIT News, Oct 2015.

Matter Design,” Seasons Magazine #29 October 2015: 41.

Knotta Chandelier,” Chic Haus, Sept 2015: 20.

Jenna McKnight, “Matter Design’s Microtherme conceals voluptuous concrete forms within a wooden box,”, Sept 2015.

David Dick-Agnew, “Experiments in Micro-Architecture,”, June 2015.

Sarah Hagman (ed), “Think Outside the Breadbox,” The Improper Bostonian, July 1-21, 2015: 196.

Danielle Rago, “Next Progressives: Matter Design,” Architect Magazine, Jan 2015: 54-57.

Anna Bergren Miller, “Digital Incan Masonry by Matter Design,” Architect’s Newspaper, Jan 2015.


Brandon Clifford, “Promotional Proportions,” in Andreas Luescher (ed.), The Architect’s Guide to Effective Self-Presentation, Routledge: London, 2014: 24-27.

Carlo Aiello (ed.) “Depth: Matter Design,” Evolo: Digital and Parametric Architecture, Issue 06, 2014, pp. 147-159.

Steamy Spruce,” Frame, Issue #99, July/August 2014, pp. 24.

James McCown, “More Than Just Speculating: Three Boston Architectural Firms Are Change-Makers,” Art New England, Jan-Feb 2014: 10-11.

Chelsea Blahut, “Book: Young Architects 15: Range: Young Architects 15 showcases the work of the winners of the 2013 Architectural League Prize,”, June 2014.

Shaunacy Ferro, “Maze-Like Sauna Is A Steamy Winter Retreat: in Matter Design’s Spruce Suana, rooms are nested vertically and ceilings are curved to circulate steam,”, April 2014.


Brandon Clifford, Wes McGee, Dave Pigram, “Q+A Brandon Clifford, Wes McGee and Dave Pigram,” in Rashida NG + Sneha Patel (ed.), Performative Materials in Architecture and Design, Intellect: Bristol, UK, 2013: 145-154.

Ken Shulman, “Ready to Build: The two partners at Matter Design excel at converting their avant-garde ideas into reality,” Metropolis Magazine, July-Aug 2013: 26-28.

David Abondano, “The Return of Nature as an Operative Model: Decoding of Material Properties as Generative Inputs to the Form-Making Process,” IJAC International Journal of Architectural Computing, 2(11), 2013: 267-283.

Lorena Mariño Torrado, “Matter Design,” The Issue Magazine. Issue #3, July 2013: 103-112.

June Wulff, “To Do List: Pick of the Day,” The Boston Globe, March 4, 2013: 2G.

Emilie Chalcraft, “Helix Staircase by Matter Design,” Dezeen, March 31, 2013.

Ian Veidenheimer, “Architectural League Prize 2013: Matter Design,” November 11, 2013.


Giuseppe Fallacara, Stereotomy: Stone Architecture and New Research, Presses des Ponts, 2012: 38-41.

Brandon Clifford, “Temporal Tenancy,” StudioPLEX: Architecture, a timely matter, Volume 1, 2012: 71-73.

Temporal Tenancy,” Monitor Magazine, No. 69, 2012: 108-109.

Christopher Beorkrem, Material Strategies in Digital Fabrication, Routledge, 2012: 166-171.

Perrin Drumm, “La Voûte de LeFevre, A Study in Stereotomy,” Sept 2012.

it’s volumetric / matter design,” Monitor Magazine, No. 68, 2012: 40-43.

Lidija Grozdanic, “La Voute de LeFevre Installation Investigates Stereotomic Design through Digital Fabrication,” Aug 2012.


The Hippest Joints,” Azure Magazine, AZ Awards Issue, 2011: 65.

Kelly Minner, “SOM Announces the 2011 SOM Prize Winner,” August 21, 2011.

Benjamin Rice, “Temporal Tenancy / Brandon Clifford.” July 2011


Product Reports > Furnishings,” Architectural Record, Product Reports Issue, 2010: 111.

CW Keller Plywood Furniture.” Nov 2010.

Kottas, Dimitris. Contemporary Digital Architecture: Design & Technique, 2010.

­­“matter design > periscope,” Monitor Magazine, No. 61, 2010: 82-85.

Karen Cilento “Periscope / Matter Design.” July 2010.


Iwamoto, Lisa. “A Change of State” Digital Fabrications: Architectural and Material Techniques. Princeton Architectural Press, 2009: 28-29.


Georgia Tech Ventulett Chair Installation,” Dwell, Vol. 7 No. 2, February 2007, p. 42.


Azure, Nov/Dec 2006, p. 46.

Elaine Louie. “From Architecture Students, A Sculpture Structure of Polycarbonate,” The New York Times, September 28 2006, p. D3.

A Change of State,”, September 28, 2006.