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A structure inspired by trees made of multiple biobased materials

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For the Italian Pavilion at the 17th Biennale Architettura in Venice, which runs from 22 May to 21 November 2021, MatRes is a metaphor for a living tree, studying material resiliency by using biological, organic, ...

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Plant-based vegan spider silk packaging could replace single-use plastic

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Researchers of the University of Cambridge developed a polymer film made from plant proteins, mimicking the properties of spider silk, which could replace plastic packaging. The material was created using a new approach for assembling ...

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Barbie dolls and Lego bricks made of recycled plastic

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Mattel, the mother company of Barbie, unveiled a collection called Barbie Loves the Ocean, consisting of dolls made of 90 per cent recycled plastic, while Lego Group unveiled a prototype of a Lego brick made ...

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A 3D knitted structure with integrated lights

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Catalonia-based French architect Stephanie Chaltiel, founder of MuDD Architects, designed a 3D knitted structure with incorporated LED lights. Called D.lights, the structure consists of two vaults made with 3D knitting technology. The fabric was designed ...

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A chair made of recycled plastic waste

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Creative platform Space Available collaborated with DJ Peggy Gou to design ‘Trash to Chair’, a chair made of 20 kg of recycled plastic waste derived from the ocean and landfills. Space Available aims to create ...

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Interior objects made of food and agricultural waste

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Bio-tech start-up Ottan develops, designs and produces bio-composite materials by up-cycling food and agricultural waste. The materials can be used to make cladding, furniture, housewares, and more. Ottan’s founder Ayse Yilmaz realised during her studies ...

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