Articles tagged Sustainability


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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

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.


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

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

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

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

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

ANA Architecten convinces a boat to become a house

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