What not to miss at Dutch Design Week 2023 part 2

Dutch Design Week 2023 takes place from 21 to 29 October in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Here, we present some of the most innovative material projects present, part 2 (part 1part 3part 4part 5, part 6).

Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building
The Embassy of Circular & Biobased Building explores new perspectives for a sustainable living environment in collaboration with stakeholders and knowledge partners from the construction and agriculture sectors. In addition, they explore what a Dutch biobased construction chain would look like.

Polish architectural office Ekocentrycy has been designing domes since 2018. They combine lightweight timber structures with hempcrete insulation and are currently working on several family homes, vacation cottages, and hotels in circular shapes. The structural efficiency and stability of domes make them suitable for various climate conditions, including extreme weather. They are often associated with sustainability and environmental friendliness due to their form, which encourages efficient use of materials. Additionally, they require less energy for heating.

This architectural solution was developed to combat urban heat using ceramics for passive cooling through evaporation. The natural porosity of fired terracotta can be used to create a cooling effect. In addition, the geometry of the bricks with the highest possible of ratio of surface area to internal volume. The shapes are aerodynamic to enhance evaporation. In addition, the bricks are self-supporting.

Just One Brick
Yi Design showcases bricks and tiles made from ceramic waste. The project Just One Brick aims to highlight the possibilities of using recycled brick material. You can read more about the different types of bricks and tiles here.

Images via DDW