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A biophilic house inspired the Dutch maritime past

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Called Freebooter, the biophilic house in Amsterdam, designed by architectural studio GG-loop, was inspired by the Dutch maritime past, using only materials that would be used in the construction of a ship. The building consists ...

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Examples of Swedish glass design

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In a project called Transparency, master students from Lund University School of Industrial Design developed glass products, with a focus on the use of this material applied in sustainable, cyclic systems for the future. The ...

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Turning food waste into biodegradable plastics

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Canadian-based company Genecis developed biological processes that convert food waste, otherwise destined for the landfill, into biodegradable plastics. The type of plastic Genecis produces is polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA). This is produced in nature by numerous microorganisms, ...

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Combining architecture and fashion

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With Resilient Skin Code, a collaboration between the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and the Design School of Politecnico di Milano, participants explored new links between architecture and fashion design, working out wearable ...

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Façade cladding made of 100 per cent recycled plastic

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Said to be the first 100 per cent recycled cladding material, the Pretty Plastic shingles by the Dutch studios Overtreders W and Bureau SLA have been used on a permanent building for the first time. ...

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A coat that protects against unwanted data collection

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Vienna-based architectural firm Coop Himmelb(l)au designed a rather oversized coat, which, using metallic fabric, is said to protect the wearer from radio waves and signals, as well as tracking devices such as GPS. Called the ...

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