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Zero-energy DIY house showcases sustainable design

The E-Cube : conceived and developed at Ghent University, Belgium ,has the principal aim of creating “an affordable zero energy house” bringing a DIY aspect to home-building whilst being simultaneously energy neutral.

In their own words, the “E-cube” is a “do-it- yourself building kit for a solar-powered house that is pre-engineered, factory-built, and easily assembled without special skills.”
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Beautiful: Sanomagic Wooden Bicycles

A ninth-generation shipwright, Sueshiro Sano has been making bikes constructed entirely of mahogany, including frame, fork, seat, seat post, handlebars/stem combination and even rims since 2008.

Using mahogany lends flex and responsiveness in a way no metal frame can, which in turn gives riders an elevated sense of control and increases pacing possibilities. Sano has handcrafted 11 of these fully wooden bicycles, making improvements that shave the average weight of his full builds down from 11 kilograms to around eight.

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“TRON designs CORIAN®” a movie-inspired design show by Disney® and DuPontT Corian®

Creativity and innovation meet design, Disney® meets DuPontT Corian® at 2011 Milan week of design: the result is “TRON designs CORIAN®”, a design exhibition inspired by the film “TRON: Legacy” from Walt Disney Studios, which will take place at Padiglione Visconti, via Tortona 58, Milano.

The “TRON designs CORIAN®” exhibition is an original design project which will be art directed by DuPont and Disney and created using DuPontT Corian® high-tech surface.
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Kitmen Keung Creates ‘Dual Cut’ For sixinch

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Renowned designer Kitmen Keung has designed a split rectangular block to form a multi-use piece of furniture for foamcoated specialists, sixinch.

Dual Cut is split with only two L-shaped cut lines, employing the simplest production process to minimise production wastage. It features two ergonomically comfortable seat back angle options of 6° and 23° and the multi-formation ability to form a one seater with a side table, a chaise lounge or a corner table.

It is available in Light Grey and Dark Grey and is coated with sixinch’s unique four layer system FlexPlus coating making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
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Horn from HI-MACS

This new hand-made piece from HI-MACS, called ‘Horn,’ has been designed by Korean architect Shi-hyung Jeon, of Jeon Associates, who worked together with the HI-MACS team at LG Hausys.

This speaker dock stands 50 inches high and features a 30-pin iPod connector. Aesthetically appealing, its design still generates a full spectrum of sound, providing a pure listening experience with minimal diffraction. The inspiration behind the interesting shape of the podium has been described by its designers as reinterpreting the sleeve lines of traditional Korean garments the “Han-bok” and “Beo-seon” into a contemporary shape.

VIDEO: The Green Wall

The Green Wall from Stephanie Brothers on Vimeo.

Follow Tracey Williams as she creates The Green Wall at The Green Building. This unique garden will open your eyes to new approaches for urban spaces. Situated at The Green Building in Louisville, Kentucky this painting of plants also cleans the air. “Painted” by Tracey Williams, the Garden Designer that collaborated with (fer) studio, The Green Wall gives visitors a different perspective of plants and their wonderful details.

“Livroche” Stone Book Stand David Fleishman

“With its simple architectural form, the Livroche bookstand from designer David Fleishman functions both as a display for books and as a stand-alone sculpture. Handcarved from natural stone, the weight is approximately 10 lbs.”

“TRON designs CORIAN®” A movie-inspired design show by Disney® and DuPont™ Corian®

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A must-see at 2011 Milan week of design (11-17 April, 2011)
Creativity and innovation meet design, Disney meets DuPont™ Corian®.

The “TRON designs CORIAN®” exhibition is an original project which will be art directed by DuPont and Disney and created using DuPont™ Corian® advanced surface for the overall lay-out and for a surprising scenography. In addition, under the guidance of Disney and DuPont, a series of leading and cutting edge companies, architects and designers will create fascinating interior design solutions and architectural forms, taking inspiration from “TRON: Legacy” and exploiting the versatility of DuPont™ Corian®.

Buildings on Rails by Jagnafalt Milton

A Swedish architecture firm that came up with a plan to roll buildings through a city on rails has won third prize in a competition to develop the Norwegian city of Åndalsnes.

The company, Jagnafalt Milton, suggested that existing and new railroads could be built to provide the base for buildings that could be positioned differently depending on the seasons and on the weather. It proposed designs for rail-mounted single- and double-birth cabins, along with a two-storey suite. It also imagined lookout towers, kitchens, lifeguard stations, changing rooms, and — in true Swedish spirit — a sauna.
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A Building That Grows Itself From Salt Deposits

California-based Faulders Studio has conceptualized a new building that would develop itself from unique environmental conditions. The GEOtube will be located near a salt-rich water body and will be covered with a unique vascular pipe system. Using salt deposits acquired locally from the Persian Gulf and relying on water evaporation, the building will transform into a solid structure over time.Via:[PSFK]

100% Materials Today WILL IT BLEND with Hector Serrano

100% Materials is hosting “will it blend” sessions on the stand on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, all ‘blends’ will be on display until Sunday. Bring along your own malfunctioning, badly designed, or envied product** and we’ll endeavour to answer “Will It Blend”.

** for the sake of the blender, no stainless steel products please.

‘Will It Blend’ at 100% Materials
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Saturday – 3.15-3.45pm

100% Materials – James Gilpin Family Whisky Today At 16.15


Large amounts of sugar are excreted on a daily basis by type-two diabetic patients especially amongst the upper end of our aging population. Is it plausible to suggest that we start utilizing our water purification systems in order to harvest the biological resources that our elderly already process in abundance? Sugar heavy urine excreted by patients with diabetes is now being utilised for the fermentation of high-end single malt whisky for export.

At 100% James Gilpin will be presenting this RCA project which he ran with the help of Imperial College scientists. Visitors to 100% Materials 2010 (Materials Nourishment) will be encouraged to sample this intriguing whiskey.
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100% MATERIALS PREVIEW 2010- Rachel Edwards-Stuart

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Want to try a berry that makes vinegar taste like sweet nectar? Do you have a heightened sense of taste, are you a supertaster? Flavour Feast is sensory excursion, Edwards-Stuart will take you on a tour of the genetics of flavour perception – playing with colour, aroma and texture, she will distort and confuse your palate through a number of tests that is guaranteed to disrupt your sanity.

Meet Rachel Edwards-Stuart and take part in her workshop on Saturday 25th September – 1.30-2.45pm on the 100% Materials stand at 100%Design.
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Chair for Humanity Raffle presented by Global Color Research and Mix magazine at 100% Design

Chair for Humanity Raffle presented by Global Color Research and Mix magazine -. Enter the Botanic raffle to be in with a chance of taking home a limited edition Botanic chair, designed in collaboration with Ary Trays and award-winning textile designer Michael Angove. Tickets can be purchase at the Global Color Research stand (K51) and from cashiers upon entering the venue. Each ticket cost £2 – remember the more you buy the better chance you have of winning this unique item! Also, all proceeds from the raffle will be donated to a very good cause, Architecture for Humanity.
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Foamalux Installation at 100% Design


In the run up to the 3rd Restaurant & Bar Design Awards (call for entries 1st November 2010) the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards has invited four of last year’s winners to take part in this year’s 100% Design show.

Restaurant & Bar Design Awards ‘Winners Installation’
Four winners of last year’s awards will create a ‘live installation’ made entirely of giant white Foamalux ‘cards’ of different sizes interlocking together. A tribute to Charles Eames (one of the 20th Century’s most iconic designers), the installation will change daily to effectively show the dynamism and creativity required in hospitality design today.

Design LSM – 23rd September
Outline – 24th September
Julian Taylor Design Associates – 25th September
Macaulay Sinclair – 26th September

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