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.

BLOOMFRAME, THE EXTENSIBLE BALCONY

Apr 8, 2021

DIEMEN / NETHERLANDS It is one of the most outstanding innovations in architecture in recent years and can respond to many of today's needs. This is Bloomframe, the window that transforms into a 3m2 balcony at the touch of a button. This solution allows people living in flats to earn…

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THE TOTAL BED

Apr 1, 2021

AUSTIN / UNITED STATES Under the name The Ultimate Smart Bed hides the most equipped bed on the planet. It is an absolutely versatile bed that incorporates all the possible equipment and functionalities and that can be configured in different ways to give different benefits. The list of functionalities includes: bluetooth audio, stereo speakers…

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SUSTAINABLE CEMENT

Mar 25, 2021

PORT TALBOT / UNITED KINGDOM In the United Kingdom, cement is the source of 1.5% CO2 emissions, and is projected to increase by 25% by 2030. Given these growing figures, the producer of Hanson UK has worked with researchers from the Energy Security Research Institute at the University…

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FROM ANORAKS TO ARMCHAIRS

Mar 18, 2021

SEUL / SOUTH KOREA Jinyeong Yeon is a Seoul-based industrial designer who focuses primarily on making contemporary interpretations of traditional Korean furniture. He is also interested in projects that involve the use of reused materials. His latest design project has been to make upholstered armchairs with amazing material. The seats are…

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MY ROOM IN THE GARDEN

Mar 11, 2021

LONDON / UNITED KINGDOM Don't have your own teleworking space at home? If you have a small garden or patio we can fix it. My Room in the Garden are prefabricated modules designed to be able to telework comfortably in an adjoining and temporary space in the home. The coronavirus pandemic has driven the creation of these…

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ECOJOKO, THE ENERGY ASSISTANT

Mar 4, 2021

MONTREUIL / FRANCE In France, an average household wastes 25% of all electricity consumption. This means a waste of electricity of more than 8 billion euros throughout the country and a huge impact on the environment. French start-up Ecojoko has created an energy wizard that is very easy to install and helps…

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Printed houses on the market

Feb 25, 2021

MUNICH / GERMANY Houses made with 3D printing technology have overcome the last hurdle and are no longer prototypes to become a reality. In the coming months, the world's first apartments made entirely with 3D printers will be rented in a district of Munich. The COBOD project (Construction Of Buildings On…

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The possibilities of aluminum

Feb 18, 2021

WROCLAW / POLAND The Polish studio Zieta has specialized in the design of furniture with inflated aluminum. It works with very thin sheets of recycled aluminum that are subsequently inflated with compressed air until the desired result is obtained. And one of the most spectacular creations is Ultraleggera, an extremely stable chair, with an innovative design and that only weighs…

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Shower Power

Feb 11, 2021

NEW YORK / UNITED STATES How to add value to a shower? The example is called Shower Power and has won various innovation awards. It is a shower that incorporates a speaker with bluetooth, which can get wet and is powered 100% with the energy produced by the circulation of water. In other words, it doesn't

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