Recent Case Studies

3D printed canal house open end of 2013
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-05-17 08:53:01 UTC
DUS architects got the go-ahead for the construction of the world’s first printed Amsterdam canal house. The project will be built, layer by layer, in the expanding Amsterdam Noord area, and should be open before the end of the year as a center to show …
Super greenies; eco as a lifestyle
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-05-16 21:17:33 UTC
While everyone seems to be on the green bandwagon in one way or another, there is a subset of the environmentally friendly who are setting the landscape for the entire movement. According to Scarborough, five percent of the adult population are “Super …
Passive solar home design
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-05-07 17:14:00 UTC
Five Elements of Passive Solar Home Design The following five elements constitute a complete passive solar home design. Each performs a separate function, but all five must work together for the design to be successful. Aperture (Collector …
Thursday, April 25, free webinar on integrating sustainability in your design
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-04-23 06:40:14 UTC
Sign up to this free webinar by Granta and hear about the considerations, challenges and solutions of leading engineering organizations as they integrate environmental considerations into the …
Recycling of plastics; in every mix
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-04-22 08:44:09 UTC
Less than 10% of plastic trash is recycled — compared to almost 90% of metals — because of the massively complicated problem of finding and sorting the different kinds. This is because their properties are very different; density, electric and magnetic …
Re-using products
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-04-15 18:51:53 UTC
Tejo Remy designed a series of three products made of materials and products he came across in his live. It exists of a chest of drawers made of old and used drawers, a chair made of rags, which can even be made on order of you own rags so that it adds …
Rotation moulded furniture
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-03-28 17:00:51 UTC
Outdoor furniture lends itself well for rotation moulding. The products are closed shapes and therefor resistant against weather and rain. Roto-moulded or rotation moulded products are typical, when no inserts are used, made from one material and therefore …
Design for lightweight; Audi Space Frame
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-03-22 08:52:04 UTC
Revolutionary lightweight design The innovative Audi Space Frame (ASF) is exceptionally strong but substantially lighter than a metal chassis. Safety, performance and handling are all enhanced through the careful hand-welding of magnesium and aluminium …
Low cost infant warmer for premature born baby's
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-03-19 19:22:25 UTC
Embrace has developed an innovative, low cost infant warmer for vulnerable babies in developing countries. Over 20 million low-birth-weight and premature babies are born every year around the world, and over 4 million die within their first month of life. …
Masterclass: Strategies for Sustainable Design
by: Mirjam Visser, 2013-03-18 12:46:00 UTC
24/25th of April Conny Bakker, Associate Professor Design for Sustainability at TU Delft’s Industrial Design Engineering department runs a two day workshop for design professionals to explore sustainable design strategies and apply, Cradle to Cradle, Biomimicry …


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