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.

FIBERBOTS: THE FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION?

Oct 21, 2021

Boston / Estats Units Els fiberbots possiblement siguin un dels projectes més disruptius i innovadors en l’àmbit de l’arquitectura i la construcció de les darreres dècades. Es tracta d’una plataforma autònoma de fabricació digital pensada per a la construcció ràpida d’estructures. Els fiberbots poden crear estructures de materials molt resistents mitjançant petits robots que treballen en grup…

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PREFABRICATED ROOMS ARRIVE

Oct 14, 2021

Almería / Spain Hotels, student residences and hospitals. This is the target that the Andalusian company Nevo is looking for with its new product: prefabricated rooms that can be bought online from 25,000 euros. The prefabrication of this large room is done in 3D, and once finished (including all bedroom finishes…

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THE PARQUET THAT GENERATES ENERGY

Oct 7, 2021

Zurich / Switzerland Matter magazine has published the results of a project driven by scientists at the ETH Zurich to turn wood flooring into an energy source. The secret has been to make a parquet with two layers of wood and place some electrodes in the middle. When people walk on the floor…

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LIGHT AGAINST POLLUTION

Sep 30, 2021

Brussels / Belgium Air pollution is everywhere, but often impossible to see. Now, designer Guillaume Slizewicz has come up with a way to make it visible by creating a lamp that turns data on local pollution levels into unique light patterns. The idea is to provide information about pollution and

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SWIMMING POOLS MADE WITH CONTAINERS

Sep 23, 2021

Vancouver / Canada China exports many products to the United States and Canada by ship, but imports much less. And shipping companies don’t compensate them for transporting empty containers. As a result, many ship containers end up piled up and abandoned in American ports after a single transoceanic voyage. Paul Rathman saw in this…

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PAINTING THAT CAPTURES CO2

Sep 16, 2021

London / United Kingdom It's called Celour and it's a paint that captures the CO2 it detects in the air and, to make matters worse, is made from waste generated by cement, waste that until now was not reused . The proposal has been developed by Kukborg Kim, a former student of the…

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN CONSTRUCTION

Sep 9, 2021

Tel Aviv / Israel The Israeli company Buildots has developed an innovative system that uses artificial intelligence to detect incidents in building construction processes. Buildots takes images with 360-degree cameras that are analyzed with artificial intelligence algorithms to automatically validate the images. This allows you to immediately detect any inconsistencies between the original design, programming…

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THE CLOUD BED

Jul 29, 2021

NEW YORK / UNITED STATES At the push of a button or with a simple voice instruction the double bed begins to climb to the ceiling and an elegant table with a capacity of up to 5 people appears. It is the proposal proposed by the New York design studio ORI and which allows to optimize the small spaces so common in…

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A MARKETPLACE TO BUY LESS

Jul 22, 2021

SEATTLE / UNITED STATES The Living Deep furniture e-commerce platform has set itself the goal of getting its customers to buy less. To achieve this it offers a selection of leading green branded home products and hopes to convince people to spend a little more on sustainable and high-end products…

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