– Tamara Orjola found a solution to the billions of pine tree needles that go wasted: she recycles them, creating resistant fibers for furniture and carpets.
– Hewitt Studios used a palette of pre-fabricated and sustainable timber products for the conversion and refurbishment of a former nuclear research and engineering building at Berkeley Centre.
– With tensile structures and wooden parametric shapes, Oualalou+Choi designed the exhibition pavilions of the Cop 22, the United Nations meeting on climate in Marrakech.
– Thinking of the best ride experience possible, Slovenian start-up Noordung designed an electrical city bike that includes speakers, smog sensors, usb ports and bluetooth.
– Designed by Cláudio Vilarinho, the Institute of Science and Innovation for Bio-Sustainability in Guimarães features a skin made of prefabricated elements of a cementitious matrix material.
– At the Dutch Design Week, 13 designers positively forecast scenarios where humans switch from consumers to harvesters, in a world ruled by self-sufficiency.
– The video by Joshua Dawson envisions a world in which the water privatization generates a vertical stratification in the Generic City of 2036 between the haves and have-nots.
– For his furniture collection, Swedish designer Beau Birkett uses thermoformed PET felt made from recycled plastic bottles, that can be easily assembled and recycled again.
– To promote people eating insects – as a meal for a large-scale food crisis – Wataru Kobayashi designed BugBug, a picnic set including cutlery, plates and a leather case.
– Starting form the fact that on average, one human hair can hold up to 100 grams of weight, Sanne Visser presented a recycling project wich transforms human hair in resistant ropes.
Top: Wataru Kobayashi, BugBug, cutlery set for insects eating