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3D printing with waste material from (sewage) water treatment

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Dutch circular design studio Omlab, in collaboration with Fillip Studios, created biodegradable 3D printed works of art to combat the nitrogen problem in the Netherlands. In addition, Omlab developed a material for 3D printed construction ...

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A roof made of boats

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During Expo Dubai 2020, the Italian pavilion, designed by CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati and Italo Rota Building office, aims to show “an all-encompassing vision for reconfigurable architecture and circular design”, which includes recycled materials as well ...

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A sweater made from human hair

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Human Material Loop, a project founded by Studio Zsofia Kollar, explores the possibilities of waste human hair as a material and its integration into the textile industry. As proof of concept, they created a sweater ...

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Tapestries made of fired glass fibres

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With her project ‘Soft Silica’, designer Sarah Roseman experiments with glass fibre textile, turning the material into intricate structures after firing. Roseman uses glass fibres in a textile form, after which the material is fired ...

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A sewage sludge-based material as pigment and additive

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OurCarbon is a material made energy neutrally from organic waste like sewage sludge. As prove of concept, the company asked various designers and studios to show the material’s potential. OurCarbon is made by a San ...

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A wooden knife sharper than steel

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Researchers at the University of Maryland created a knife made of hardened wood that is almost three times sharper than a stainless steel dinner table knife. Currently, the sharpest knives available are made of steel ...

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