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The first 3D printed and unreinforced concrete bridge

Published 3 months ago by Sigrid | 2 responses

Engineers and architects from ETH Zürich in collaboration with Zaha Hadid Architects and other partners developed a 3D printed concrete footbridge, which thanks to the angle of material disposal, doesn’t need to be reinforced. Buildings ...

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A 3D printed compostable lamp made from orange peels

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Italian design studio Krill Design created a natural and compostable desk lamp called Ohmie, 3D printed from Sicilian orange peels. Said to be the world’s first lamp made of orange peels, the desk lamp is ...

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A tower made of 99% reclaimed materials

Published 3 months ago by Sigrid | one response

The Boomtoren, the newest addition to the Hof van Cartesius, a circular workspace for creative and sustainable entrepreneurs in Utrecht, the Netherlands, is a tower made of 99 per cent reclaimed materials, including recycled CLT ...

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A fabric and leather alternative made of the Fique plant

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Oxford University master student Gabriel Moreno created a biodegradable and renewable textile alternative called Fiquetex, made from the Colombian Fique plant, which can be used as a leather alternative, or to make things as carrier ...

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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

Published 4 months ago by Sigrid | no responses

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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