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Buildings on Rails by Jagnafalt Milton

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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

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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]

Website:www.faulders-studio.com/

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

www.100percentdesign.co.uk/

100% Materials – James Gilpin Family Whisky Today At 16.15

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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

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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

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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

www.restaurantandbardesignawards.com

See AR Plus® by Formica Group at 100% design 2010

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Not only will you discover the exciting new Formica® Collection on stand B40 at 100% Design this year, new colours from the AR Plus® by Formica Group can also be found on the registration desks, the central bar, and restaurant table tops, designed by JAM.

AR Plus® has been used for its range of bright colours and durable high gloss finish. Tropical Blue, Chrome Yellow and Juicy Pink have been selected for the three registration desks, the entrance to the show. Juicy Pink and Chrome Yellow can be seen on the main bar, the central focus of the exhibition and Tropical Blue, Chrome Yellow, Juicy Pink and Chrystal White on 14 table tops in the 100% Design bar-restaurant.
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Spray-On Clothing Dr. Manel Torres

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Fabrican is a spray-on fabric that comes in an aerosol can and can be applied directly onto your body to create an instant, non-woven fabric. Developed by Spanish designer Dr. Manel Torres in collaborated with the Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art, Fabrican’s patented technology has caught the interest of the fashion industry.Via:[PSFK]
Website:www.fabricanltd.com/

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100% MATERIALS PREVIEW 2010- Alison Thomson The Chronic facility

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The Chronic Facility will host a creative modeling workshop in the form of a temporary restaurant/clinic where visitors will design ‘meals’ reflecting their understanding of illness and the state of their health. The food models provide a language to discuss issues of living with disease, treatments and similar diagnosis. Experts fromthe Neuroimmunology Group at Barts and The London NHS Trust will lead the discussion and the outcome will be a series of models expressing the public’s interpretation of health and illness.

Meet Alison Thomson and take part in her workshop at 12.30-1.30pm on Thursday 23rd September on the 100% Materials stand at 100%Design.
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100% MATERIALS PREVIEW 2010-Lise Coirer The Forbidden Kingdom of Fooding

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Most people are unaware that many processed foods contain insects and they consume them without their knowledge or consent. However insects present an extraordinary source of excellent quality protein and they have a very low environmental impact. At 100% Lise Coirier will present an innovative approach to desserts using this unexplored foodstuff: insect pralines. Her chocolate shop will present different candied insects, each with it’s own fascinating story.

Meet Lise Coirer and take part in her workshop at 2.00-3.00 pm on Friday 24th September on the 100% Materials stand at 100%Design.

BIO
Lise Coirier is an entrepreneur with a strong passion for materials and trends. Her initiatives include TL Magazine, ProMateria and Rouge Design, which endeavour to add a human and creative element to the process of designing products and services.

100% design Outdoor product preview: 3form Chroma from 3form BV

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A bold solid surface saturated with luminous colour. This monolithic material is ideal for horizontal applications while being engineered to be resurfaced and re-coloured again and again, preventing the material from entering the waste stream.
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TL Magazine and Thomas Ugo Ermacora at 100% design 2010

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TL magazine and Thomas Ugo Ermacora will be hosting a workshop at 100% Materials, titled ‘The Forbidden Kingdom of Fooding’.

Nowadays people do not realise that many processed foods contain insects and that therefore, without their consent or knowledge, they actually consume a fair amount of insect protein. Currently, over a thousand species of insects are being used as delicacies in cuisines all over the world. These insects present an extraodinary opportunity to get excellent quality protein with lower environmental impact and they tackle to a considerable extent the problems we face with a planet which may host nine billion of us in 2050.
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Recycled Rubber Sink from Minarc

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Minarc, a California-based architecture firm, has developed a remarkable sink made out of recycled rubber sourced from used tires. Named “RUBBiSH,” the smoothly molded appliance gives a useful and elegant new life to the waste material. Via:[PSFK]
Website:www.minarc.com/

Organic cotton fabrics from Cloud9

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Organic cotton fabrics are becoming increasingly common, but most are still used primarily for clothing. Aiming to bring eco-sensible supplies to the quilt and craft market, New Jersey-based Cloud9 Fabrics offers a line of organic cotton fabrics designed to give crafters modern style in a green-minded alternative.
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