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How to grow your own biodegradable IKEA furniture

Published 3 months ago by Sigrid | 4 responses

IKEA dedicated research and design lab SPACE10’s resident architects Katya Bryskina and Tomás Clavijo explored how the famous IKEA FRAKTA shopping bag might be used as a tool to grow, cast and shape furniture using ...

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A modular hospital made of wood and metal “Velcro”

Published 4 months ago by Sigrid | no responses

Canadian architect Tye Farrow used a Velcro-like metal material called Grip Metal by Canadian company Nucap to design a wooden modular template for temporary hospital amidst the Corona crisis. Grip Metal (which you can find ...

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Copper: the coronavirus’s worst enemy?

Published 4 months ago by Sigrid | one response

In a time when we try to touch as little surfaces as possible and if we must, we prefer to disinfect them beforehand, more and more people are looking at copper as a miracle material, ...

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Sailing the galaxy with a graphene solar sail

Published 4 months ago by Sigrid | no responses

The European Space Agency (ESA) developed a tiny sail made of graphene that has passed initial tests to one day function as solar sails for spacecrafts. Graphene is the thinnest known material, measuring only one ...

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A kinetic structure made of wood

Published 4 months ago by Sigrid | no responses

Designed by UK-based design practice NEON, Shiver house is a wooden kinetic installation inspired by the common Finnish hut (mökki) that moves and adapts in response to natural forces. The house was initially installed in ...

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Microlattice material outperforms EPS in helmets

Published 4 months ago by Sigrid | no responses

Corporate R&D laboratory HRL Laboratories developed an architected elastomeric microlattice material that has 27% more energy absorption than the current best-performing expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam. Most helmets combine a hard shell with closed-cell foam padding, ...

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