Material highlights at Dutch Design Week 2018 part 2

Dutch Design Week takes place this year from 20 to 28 October. As always, the event focuses on designs of the future. Sustainability is one of the major themes. Especially for you, we listed some of the best material highlights of Dutch Design Week 2018. Today, part 2, which looks at architecture and interior.

Aotta Studio is engaged in research and design or new products and ecofriendly materials. Their latest development is a biodegradable binder that allows to create new composite materials. With this binder they created a sound-absorbing, lightweight and biodegradable panel made with hemp husks. These husks are formed after peeling the hemp seeds. It’s a component that is rarely used and often discarded.

Material designer Enis Akiev created Plastic Stone Tiles. Under natural forces, plastic waste forms plastiglomerate, a compound of plastic and natural geological components. Akiev investigated the rock forming processes and developed a method to give lightweight packaging waste a natural looking, rock-like structure. The result are tiles that look like they have been carved from stone.

Design collective TFOB presents Urban Terrazzo, a material that transforms demolition waste into new surfaces for architecture and design. Urban waste, including concrete, bricks and other building materials, is selected and reassembled by the principles of terrazzo making, using modern technology.

The project Create More Good reuses plaster waste from the building industry and turns it into interior design objects.

During the operations of the milling machine, a lot of fraction remains, including waste of such materials as composite sheets. P.A.C., which stands for Plastic, Aluminium, Chips, presses these waste chips with an adhesive and turned this material into a coffee table for outdoor and public locations.

The Eindhoven based architects of Werkstatt show their Hemp House, the first building in the Netherlands completely built with hemp lime. This biobased construction method takes up more CO2 than it emits over the entire production chain, from crop to construction to demolition. The house is made from a mix of hemp wood and lime, forming an insulating material known as hempcrete. At the end of the building’s lifespan, the hemp lime can be used as fertiliser.

Ecococon company produces straw panels for ecological house building. At the Dutch Design Week, the company will show visitors a sustainable buildings system from natural materials.

At the Dutch Design Week, the EU funded project Buildings as Material Banks shows the visitor how circular construction works and how material passports support circularity.

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