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Hanji

Shape of Nature is an upcycled fabric plant pot, whose main material is Hanji. Hanji, a new upcycled material created by Hanji Design Team, contains about 60% recycled fabric and wool. By applying Hanji on plant pots, they can absorb surplus water on the bottom, which prevents from breeding mosquitos. After growing plants for three months, there was no mold found on the surface of plant pots and the plants grew well. Moreover, because Hanji has many capillaries, the roots of plants can get enough air and can grow through of it, so the plant pots do not need to be removed when transplanting.

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Sift

Sift filter molds allow people in developing countries to use local resources to create their own water filtration systems. The filters themselves are vessels created from a mix of sawdust and clay; a combination that creates a semi-porous solid wall filter when fired. The molds for these vessels would be sent to potters and artisans in villages in developing areas, allowing them to create their own filters and sell them amongst their wares.

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Issa grotto hill house

The traditional, rural, hand made topography of the stone-wall (need for horizontal surfaces for cultivation ) is a context that encompasses the aesthetics of the building from its bare function and microlocation. With a concise approach to construction and function of the building in an area with no infrastructure /no water, electricity / it comes to the stripping of the primary needs of the living spaces, use of natural resources and limited means, which in turn create an unobtrusive aesthetic.

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Clean Energy Center

The structure is approximately 15,000 GSF of flexible office, meeting, and laboratory space in a modern and sustainable LEED certified facility. The goal was to utilize as many sustainable systems as possible, in order to promote the Center as an example of energy efficient and sustainable design for the region.

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Yallingup

An energy efficient eco house for young family on 120 acre Yallingup property that embodied their ideals to live sustainably and off-grid.The residence is elevated for views, cooling breezes and large northern glazing for radiant heat gain with harvested rainwater storage of 550,000 Litres. The residence boasts a 5.5 kilowatt photovoltaic system behind anthra zinc parapet.It is power and water self-sufficient,incorporating passive solar design principles and is surrounded by citrus,nut and pomme fruit orchards which are sited to permaculture principles as part of the design brief.

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eco

This product is ecofriendly both for the entire production cycle and beacuse it's made of Materi-Bi® so entirely compostable (in compliance with UNI EN 13432); no toxic (best food bioplastics); it's worked with the technologies of traditional plastics and it's printed with water colors. It has ludic and educational value because a puzzle stimulates psycho-social development of the child, it increases the curiosity to manipulate a sensory toy, it grows sensitivity and respect for the plant world.

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Design interview of the day

Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

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