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Dropping concrete blocks to generate energy

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Amsterdam Drops, a project by Sinds 1416 and Studio Floris Schoonderbeek, aims to help solve Amsterdam’s energy problem by generating and storing energy by lifting and lowering balls of recycled concrete. The project wants to ...

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Furniture made from apple leather

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For Cassina Paris Rive Gauche, designer Philippe Starck presented a sofa and chairs made from Apple Ten Lork, a leather-like material made from apple skins. Apple Ten Lork was developed by the Italian company Frumat. ...

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New metallic wood has the strength of titanium and the density of water

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Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Illinois, the University of Cambridge, and Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, engineered a sheet of nickel with nanoscale pores that make the material as ...

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Knitted biocomposites as structural systems

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Architects and designers Bastian Beyer and Daniel Suarez’s Column Project explores the structural potential of augmented knitted biocomposites. To make the structures, Beyer developed a transformable, modular workstation that can operate both as a knitting ...

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Bricks made from recycled sewage sludge

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Researchers from RMIT University of Melbourne, Australia, demonstrated that fire-clay bricks incorporating biosolids, a by-product of wastewater treatment, could be a sustainable solution for both wastewater treatment and brickmaking industries. Biosolids are organic wastewater solids ...

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Today’s materials for tomorrow’s interiors!

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Carpets made from palm leather, glass with relief, furniture made from denim waste… During MaterialDistrict Rotterdam 2019 (12-14 March in Rotterdam Ahoy, the Netherlands) the interior designer will fancy themselves in the future! Click here ...

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