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HCB TRENDS

Where is the sector headed? Which new products are succeeding? What business models are imposed? 

In this space we collect and group everything that today draws our attention but that tomorrow can be common and habitual.

NOISE-CANCELLING WINDOWS

Sep 17, 2020

SINGAPUR / SINGAPUR Les persones que viuen en una ciutat saben perfectament que si obren les finestres perquè entri l’aire el soroll exterior es pot fer insuportable. Això ha portat a la instal·lació massiva d’aires condicionats (molts d’ells poc sostenibles des del punt de vista energètic) i a viure més reclosos del què voldríem. Davant…

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BUILD YOUR OWN HOUSE

Sep 10, 2020

SOUMAGNE / BÈLGICA Gabriel Lakatos va patentar l’any 2018 un sistema de construcció rèplica del popular LEGO. Es tracta de vuit blocs de fusta conglomerada diferents que encaixen entre ells i es segellen amb una cola especial. Els blocs fan 30, 60 i 90 centímetres i estan farcits d’un material aïllant. Són tan fàcils de…

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MAKE IT LOOK LIKE AN OFFICE

Sep 3, 2020

HAMBURG / ALEMANYA Si has de treballar des de casa i fer nombroses reunions per videoconferència fes que la teva habitació sembli una oficina. Aquesta és la premisa de l’estudi Mutabor, que ha començat a comercialitzar “The Branded Home Office”, o el que és el mateix, el pack d’elements necessaris per donar l’aspecte d’oficina a…

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ANTIVIRUS OFFICES

Jul 23, 2020

GRAND RAPIDS / USA The company specializing in the manufacture of office supplies and public spaces Steelcase recently announced the start of a joint investigation with scientists from MIT in Massachusetts. The aim of the work is to analyze in depth the dynamics of the spread and transmission of viral diseases in work environments. The studio wants to get…

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NESTRON, TO ENTER TO LIVE

Jul 16, 2020

SINGAPORE / SINGAPORE Nestron is the first pre-built, integrated and equipped house in the world. You can enter it only by opening the door. This is the message launched by the company Nestron, which offers mini houses anywhere in the world to move into. The system is so simple: enter…

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THE SUNFLOWER HOUSE

Jul 9, 2020

WARSAW / POLAND In one of the most exclusive districts of the Polish capital is the Quadrant House. This is a house designed by the KWK Promes studio in 2018 and has a unique property: its terrace is automatically oriented to make the most of sunlight. The house is L-shaped and the…

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MODSY, DISTANCE INTERIOR DESIGN

Jul 2, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO / UNITED STATES This is the story of a young couple who tried to find ideas on the Internet to decorate the house they had just moved into. After many hours searching through websites and social media they saw nothing but a niche market now occupied by Modsy,…

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MODULAR SPACES

Jun 25, 2020

MELBOURNE v AUSTRALIA COVID-19 has shown that the lack of spatial separation in the home can make it difficult to mentally abandon one task and start another. For this reason, to make life more comfortable, the international firm of architects Woods Bagot has created the AD-APT modular system. The series is designed by…

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SEA BOTTOM FABRICS

Jun 18, 2020

LONDON / UNITED KINGDOM It takes 20,000 liters of fresh water to produce just one kilogram of cotton. In other words, the water needed to make a cotton sock is what a person needs to drink for three years. A real luxury that, as climate change progresses, will become more expensive…

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