Articles tagged Sustainability

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Redefining imitation materials, Jorge Penadés restructures leather

Madrid – In Frame 122, we look at surfaces and materials that are not what they seem: from Kengo Kuma’s hardwood veneers to Onno Adriaanse’s foam shelving.

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This year, experience four seasons of sustainable design innovation

Milan – The ideals of the Salone del Mobile will be housed in a multi-season structure, revealing the potential for innovations that not only respect nature, but embrace it.

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The new generation of hostels is building without barriers

Bayreuth, Germany – The Bayreuth Youth Hostel designed by LAVA redefines the open-plan concept with its barrier-free environment for entertainment, comfort and communication.

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At Frame Lab, Wellsun transforms glass façades into energy converters

Amsterdam – Amongst the line-up of future-facing exhibitions at Frame Lab, discover Lumiduct, a revolutionary solar panel paving the way for energy-neutral structures. 

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At Frame Lab, Studio Klarenbeek & Dros 3D prints with a unique sustainable material

AMSTERDAM – Algae are becoming an alternative for everything from fossil fuels to 3D printer filaments. Discover it in action at Frame Lab 2018!

Top marks in sustainability: Tisca’s GOTS-certified Respect collection uses plant-based dyes. Photo © Fletco
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The world of flooring has environmental sustainability covered

Hanover, Germany – Whether in hand-finished hardwood or laser-cut carpet, environmentally conscious practices are increasingly paramount when it comes to flooring.

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Five products leading the way to our sun-fuelled future

Trends – Designers are integrating solar technology into everyday objects, transforming human environments with their future-conscious focus on sustainability.

People’s Pavilion by bureau SLA and Overtreders W. Photo Jeroen van der Wielen
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Bureau SLA & Overtreders W build a pavilion with only borrowed materials

EINDHOVEN – Here, the entirety of the People’s Pavilion – a central piece at this year’s Dutch Design Week – is borrowed and will be returned to the owners, including …

Town Hall by cepezed. Photo Lucas van der Wee & Gert-Jan Vlekke
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The Town Hall by Cepezed is a greenhouse for all

NAALDWIJK – Known for its horticulture in greenhouses, the Westland in the Netherlands can welcome a new ‘greenhouse’ with Cepezed’s town hall.

Photo Luiza Lacava
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You can master sustainability in product design at IED Barcelona Design University

BARCELONA – Aesthetics and sustainability can be implemented simultaneously, as demonstrated by IED’s master's students in sustainable product design.

Butterfly Houses by Gerner Gerner plus. Photo Matthias Raiger
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An apartment complex by Gerner Gerner plus emulates butterflies in a park

VIENNA – The architects describe it as ‘brimstone butterflies in a paradise garden’ in Vienna on Hohe Warte.

House Ship by ANA Architecten. Photo Luuk Kramer
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ANA Architecten convinces a boat to become a house

AMSTERDAM – ANA Architecten appropriated a Belgian cargo boat and created an idyllic family boathouse.