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Vehicle parts made with coffee chaff

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Car company Ford Motor Company and restaurant chain McDonald’s USA teamed up to reuse McDonald’s waste coffee chaff in the production of vehicle parts. Coffee chaff is the dried skin of coffee beans, which naturally ...

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A biophilic school made of biobased materials

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To stimulate children’s concentration, health and learning capacity, Dutch architectural studio ORGA architect designed a primary school in Almere, the Netherlands, with biophilic principle and biobased materials. The choice of materials has a big influence ...

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A rainwater collecting bench made with porous concrete

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Belgian designer Barbara Standaert created the Waterbench, a piece of urban furniture with integrated planer made with porous concrete to collect rainwater. Cities are becoming increasingly paved surfaces with less green. This means water flows ...

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A façade mimicking a billowing transparent cloth

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Dutch architectural studio UNStudio completed the renovation of the façade of P.C. Hooftstraat 138 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, mimicking a billowing transparent cloth by making use of curved glass panels. According to the studio, “the ...

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Water harvesting façade panels

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Inspired by the drought in her native country South Africa, Netherlands-based designer Shaakira Jassat designed Aquatecture, façade panels designed to harvest rain water. In Cape Town, water became so scarce last year that a date ...

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Draining paving tiles made of dredged sludge

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Dutch start-up Waterweg developed a way to reuse dredge by turning it into water-permeable street tiles, offering a sustainable way to counter flooding in cities. To prevent canals and rivers from becoming silted over time ...

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