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.

A MARKETPLACE TO BUY LESS

Jul 22, 2021

SEATTLE / ESTATS UNITS La plataforma de comerç electrònic de mobles Living Deep s’ha fixat com a objectiu aconseguir que els seus clients comprin menys. Per aconseguir-ho ofereix una selecció de productes per a la llar de marques verdes líders i espera convèncer la gent a gastar una mica més en productes sostenibles i d’alta…

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SELF-REPAIRED CONCRETE

Jul 15, 2021

WORCESTER / UNITED STATES Concrete is used in almost all types of structures or construction projects. Although it is resistant, it is also a very fragile material and is prone to cracking under any type of stress, from weather effects to reactions to other substances such as road salt and water. Now, researchers…

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A FOREST BATH AT HOME

Jul 8, 2021

LONDON / UNITED KINGDOM Forest bathing is a practice of Japanese origin (called shinrin-yoku) that proposes walking through forests applying all the senses and connecting the person with nature. The benefits of forest baths have begun to be quantified through prestigious scientific studies, which claim that they significantly contribute to well-being…

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BIO-CONCRETE MADE OF INVASIVE SPICES

Jul 1, 2021

LONDON / UNITED KINGDOM Invasive species are one of the main problems threatening global biodiversity. These are species native to other parts of the world that have been artificially, accidentally or intentionally introduced into a new ecosystem and that, over time, have been able to adapt to the environment and colonize it.…

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THE VIRTUAL ARMCHAIR THAT IS ALREADY REAL

Jun 24, 2021

AMSTERDAM / NETHERLANDS The story starts in 2018, when a 3D designer shares on Instagram the virtual creation of one of his products: the Hortensia armchair. The main attraction of the product is that it has a texture impossible to bring to the real world, made from petals. However, the armchair is so attractive

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DECORATE WITH SOUNDS

Jun 17, 2021

NEW YORK / UNITED STATES You can now decorate a house with the visual representation of a sound or song of great sentimental value. It is as easy as doing it by hanging a wooden sculpture on the wall that represents the graphics generated by the sound wave of the chosen sound. The idea is from the artist…

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WAVY WALLS

Jun 10, 2021

ZURICH / SWITZERLAND The new building of the Greek winery Kirtvs seems to be made of corrugated brick walls. The secret is in a new construction process called augmented bricklaying and that combines digital design with craftsmanship. This new technique has been devised by a team from the ETH Zurich research department and built by local artisans…

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ALL SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

Jun 3, 2021

LONDON / UNITED KINGDOM Architecture and design firm Perkins & Will is working to create a sustainable, circular product search directory to help minimize the carbon footprint of its interior design projects. This study was recently committed to ensuring that all interior equipment in buildings does not generate emissions of…

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PHOTOVOLTAIC WINDOWS

May 19, 2021

WASHINGTON / USA At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) they are researching around renewable energies with the aim of bringing solutions to market that will help make a cleaner and more sustainable planet. One of the latest works is to make the windows of buildings able to perform the functions of solar panels, ie…

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