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An ultra-light ‘butterfly bridge’ that generates energy

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Dutch Studio Solarix and architectural firms VenhoevenCS and DS Landschapsarchitecten developed an ultra-light net that can be used to safely help butterflies and other insects cross motorways, while also generating solar energy. Anyone who has every ...

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Ceramics made of eggshells

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Dutch designer Laura van de Wijdeven of Atelier LVDW developed a ceramic-like material made out of eggshells that is also biodegradable. Annually, 10 billion eggs are produced in the Netherlands alone, which makes the country ...

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Shoes made of dandelions

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Shoe brand Cole Haan developed a line of shoes made with a minimum of 25% of natural dandelion rubber. During World War II, there was a shortage of natural rubber, as most of it comes ...

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MaterialDistrict Utrecht is back and fully committed to the circular economy

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After three years it’s finally time again: the only annual event for material specifiers from all sectors of spatial design is back, with a new location. With 125 exhibitors, an exhibition with 250 materials and ...

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A meandering bamboo pavilion

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Chinese architectural studio LIN Architecture designed a meandering pavilion made entirely out of bamboo as a teaching project in joint participation and ecological construction. Simply named Bamboo Pavilion, the structure is located on Chongming, a ...

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A luxurious electric car made with plant-based materials

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With their Vision EQXX, Mercedes-Benz claims to have developed an electric car that has a range of 1,000 kilometres on a single battery charge, and has a luxurious interior made of vegan, plant-based materials. The ...

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