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Uniting water, energy, and food for perfect synergy

Published 5 days ago by Sigrid | no responses

At the Dutch pavilion at the World Expo in Dubai, which starts in October this year, water, (solar) energy, and food create a fully functioning biotope, inspired by the country of the Netherlands. Called DutchDubai, ...

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A sweater made from recycled bullet proof vests and firefighter suits

Published 7 days ago by Sigrid | no responses

Technical clothing company Vollebak designed a men’s sweater made from recycled ballistic vests and firefighter suits. Annually, around 100 billion pieces of clothing are made each year, a number that is likely to double by ...

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Acoustic design mycelium panels

Published 2 weeks ago by Sigrid | no responses

Architectural firm Arup and Italian biodesign company Mogu teamed up to design what is said to be the world’s first mycelium acoustic panel system, called Foresta. Acoustics are important in all interiors, especially in offices ...

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The first 3D printed and unreinforced concrete bridge

Published 2 weeks ago by Sigrid | 2 responses

Engineers and architects from ETH Zürich in collaboration with Zaha Hadid Architects and other partners developed a 3D printed concrete footbridge, which thanks to the angle of material disposal, doesn’t need to be reinforced. Buildings ...

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A 3D printed compostable lamp made from orange peels

Published 3 weeks ago by Sigrid | no responses

Italian design studio Krill Design created a natural and compostable desk lamp called Ohmie, 3D printed from Sicilian orange peels. Said to be the world’s first lamp made of orange peels, the desk lamp is ...

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A tower made of 99% reclaimed materials

Published 3 weeks ago by Sigrid | one response

The Boomtoren, the newest addition to the Hof van Cartesius, a circular workspace for creative and sustainable entrepreneurs in Utrecht, the Netherlands, is a tower made of 99 per cent reclaimed materials, including recycled CLT ...

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