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BuildBot inspired by nature

14/2014

3D printed architecture with reduced ecological footprint
Companies seeking breakthrough innovations tend to oversee one great source of innovation: ...

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Adhesion Promoters for Hybrid Components and thermoplastic Composites

45/2013

new matrices ease lightweight design
The trend towards lightweight design has been going on for years. Two of the most interesting ...

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LiCrete

33/2013

translucent concrete for construction
LiCrete is a new building material consisting of 85 % concrete and 15 % translucent material. Thanks ...

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Fluffy

30/2013

composite of the sub bark, wool and cotton
BARKTEX Fluffy is a composite of the sub bark of Ugandan Ficus natalensis, wool and cotton. For the ...

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NovoFibre OSSB Board made of Wheat Straw

20/2013

wood replacement with agricultural waste
NOVOFIBRE is the world‘s first Oriented Structural Straw Board (OSSB). It is made of 100 % ...

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Urban Restructuring Robot

16/2013

robotic deconstruction in the age of megacities
How do you deconstruct a skyscraper? With a semi-automatic system composed of milling robots, ...

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Fotoblech

79/2012

design with perforated metal
A new manufacturing innovation from the Alpine region is further blurring the boundary between two ...

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Digital Wood

77/2012

3D printed wood fibres
The shape and pattern of the Haeckel Bowl is based on the 19th century biologist Ernst ...

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Bio Plastics from Fish Scales

53/2012

new bio-based material from organic waste
The London designer Erik de Laurens is responsible for one of the most bizarre recent developments. ...

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Lightweight Construction Element

45/2012

weight reduction by using a crystal structure
The lightweight construction element, a creation by the designer and architect Jens-Hagen ...

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Publications

Material Revolution 2

January 2014

New Sustainable and Multi-purpose Materials for Design and Architecture

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Speeches

INDEX design talks: Smart Office Materials

May 19, 2014 (4 pm)

INDEX International Design Exhibition, Dubai World Trade Centre (Sheikh Saeed Hall 2, SS2DT)

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Events

Sustainable Design Materials

May 26 – 30, 2014, Berlin-Kreuzberg

materials exhibition and evening events during the Berlin Design Week 2014

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