The current issue of NANO magazine (UK) contains a four-page feature on new material technologies being developed by Martina Decker and Peter Yeadon, at Decker Yeadon LLC. The title of the article is Finding nanotech’s potential for architecture (pp. 16-19). Additionally, there is an article by Sylvia Leydecker in this issue. Leydecker states that innovation-driven materials and products are critical in achieving green construction, which is now at the forefront of much architectural debate. Ms Leydecker believes that nanomaterials have a huge potential in this area, which is yet to be realized, as architects have not yet engaged fully with what is available. As a basic principle, she call for architects, planners and project developers to learn and understand the possibilities offered by nanotech, if they are to meaningfully address sustainability in their work.