Vegan Leather Made From Cactus

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When researching for our green Trend Report REGENERATION, we learned about different natural materials such as wine grape peel and seeds to make vegan textiles. There are a few companies on the market who all agree that fashion is a serious problem of environmental pollution. With the purpose of creating an alternative to animal leather, Mexican company Desserto offers a highly sustainable …

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Best Case Example Of Organic Architecture With Javier Senosiaina

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    There is no better timing to revisit Javier Senosiaina's La Casa Orgánica (Naucalpan, México,1985), in a moment where we'd like to feel more connected than ever to nature. The welcoming place hardly modified the environment in which it has been built but adapts like an igloo or a cave to its surroundings. This concept was based on the idea that animals and …

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House Of Food ‘Nest We Grow’ – A Public Structure

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The House Of Food 'Nest We Grow' is an open and public structure whose main intent is to bring people in the community together to store, prepare, and enjoy local foods in Hokkaido, Japan. The program of the Nest is decided according to the life cycle of these local foods: growing, harvesting, storing, cooking/dining, and composting, which restarts the cycle. All …

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A set of headphones grown from bio-materials

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In the endeavor of reducing the use of materials that are not environmentally friendly, Finnish studio Aivan in collaboration with scientists from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University created a set of headphones grown from bio-materials.   //The technology and the headphones The headphones were named Korvaa. In the Finnish language, it has an anatomical meaning" Korva", "ear." While "Korvaa" is a verb, …

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Architectural presence using absent matter

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The presence of matter is the essence of architecture. Indeed, through a material form, a construction rises in a place previously empty: an architectural appearance comes to existence. When abandoned, any building will succumb to time and become a ruin. A ruin represents, partially, the previous existing architecture; with a part no longer existing. What if we could build an architectural …

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When ruins grow back into nature

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Designer Martina Taranto was born and raised in Sicily, Italy. She grew up surrounded by art and ancient ruins, hence her focus on ruins grow back into nature. Sicily is the cradle of ancient history, and it has its roots in the very distant era when the Greeks dominated. They spread a culture made of art and traditions that still manage …

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